LOS ANGELES, April 19 — On Monday, April 17, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region hosted the 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament held in Burbank. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Joe Pesci, James Caan, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano and other great talent generously donated their time to support the American Red Cross and help raise awareness and donations for disaster relief in the Los Angeles area.
Over 125 players took to the tees to help raise approximately $300,000 that will go towards providing necessary resources that will assist in providing needed relief during times of disaster as well as in helping better prepare LA local communities.
“We are thrilled to have the support of so many that came out for this annual event,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. "Each year we have a great time at this event but the best thing is we are all focused on making a difference in the lives of those effected by emergencies – big or small. These funds will go a long way in assisting during times of disaster.”
Nationally acclaimed sports journalist, Rich Eisen, helped to emcee festivities following the rounds of golf where guest enjoyed dinner and participate in a live auction and an awards ceremony at the clubhouse. Sponsors for the event included Kathleen & Larry Paul, Pittsburgh Steelers, Bank of America – Merrill Lynch, NFL Network, The Carson Foundation, Dynacast Corporation, Lili and Jon Bosse Family Foundation, Robert Margolis Foundation, and Venbrook.
“I don’t know about you, but, personally, I sleep better at night knowing that the Red Cross is here in our community, every day of the week, every hour of the day,” said Rich Eisen, NFL Network Host. “The Red Cross being here lets me rest easy knowing that they are ready to serve my family and everyone, whenever they are needed.”
Other celebrity supporters included: Robbie Amell (“The Duff”), Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters”), Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”), Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”), Patrick Fabian (“Better Call Saul”), Chuck Finley (retired Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher), Guy Finley (writer), Mardy Fish (former professional tennis player), Kurt Fuller (“Midnight in Paris”), Joel Gretsch (“Push”), Kenny Johnson (“The Shield”), Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”), Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings, NHL), Chi McBride (“The Terminal”), Bruce McGill (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”), James Remar (“Dexter”), Scott Walker (Golf Central anchor), Peter Weller (“RoboCop”) and Quentin Jammer (Former NFL American football cornerback).
To learn more about the American Red Cross and all the services provided, visit redcrossla.org.