FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shari' Mills, Communications
Charity-Minded Celebrities and Sponsors Make
The Tenth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic a Meaningful Success!
Tournament at the Riviera Country Club Breaks Fundraising Record
for the Jim Mora Count ON Me Family Foundation
LOS ANGELES, CA; MAY 23, 2016 – The Tenth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic drew a sold out crowd of celebrities and sponsors raising a record $605,000 for the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation. The event officially kicked off with a VIP Appreciation Party sponsored by TVG Executive Search and hosted by the W Los Angeles-West Beverly Hills, followed by a full day on the Riviera Country Club Golf Course and ending with the BackSwing Bash - a festive silent auction happy hour and live auction dinner.
The tournament was a fun-filled adventure - sponsored foursomes were matched with a guest celebrity for a day of golf, delicious food and beverages, exciting contests and tee prizes. The event wrapped at the Annual BackSwing Bash which included happy hour, dinner and auction featuring a unique array of silent and live items. Because of the generosity of Count On Me donors and partners, the food, beverages, prizes, swag and auction items were provided at little to no cost to the Foundation, allowing the funds raised to directly impact children in Southern California.
The Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic raises funds for the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation, which provides impactful programs, community outreach and grant funding to children-focused organizations, all towards efforts that empower, inspire and nurture deserving youth of today. All Count On Me activities focus on one or more of these priorities: to build and instill confidence; encourage health, wellness and safety; and foster learning experiences that shape children’s futures.
Celebrity Attendees Included: Troy Aikman, Kermit Alexander, Eric Allen, Marcus Allen, Jordan Babineaux, Matt Barnes, Tom Bradley, Dick Butkus, Wayne Cook, Peter Dante, Baron Davis, Richard Dent, Eric Dickerson, Tyus Edney, Marshall Faulk, Joe Fauria, Vince Ferragamo, Bobby Grich, Az-Zahir Hakim, Maurice Jones-Drew, David Justice, Jason Kapono, Eric Karros, Matt Leinert, Angus McClure, John C. McGinley, Mark McMillian, Ryan McPartlin, Anthony Munoz, Kevin Nealon, Jonathan Ogden, Kennedy Polamalu, Rip Scherer, Matt Stevens, Marques Tuiasosopo, Matthew Willig and Eric Yarber.
Tenth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic Sponsors included Nelson and Sharon Rising as Host Sponsor; Boston Private Bank & Trust, IMG/SEIA and Legistics, Inc. as Gold Sponsors. Silver Sponsors included The Graiwer Family, The Grabar Family, Square Peg Industries, The Caldwell Family, Pacific Homeworks, French Cormany, Kevin and Shelley Turner, Morgan Adams, Inc., The Jacobson Family, Equity Office Partners, Wedgewood Inc., Ready & Able, The Glam Squad, Paxata, Inc., Ziegler Family Trust, Sports Academy, and Rick Blosser. Hole in One Sponsors were Troy Aikman and Creative Artists Agency. Other generous individuals and companies sponsored the tournament at the Bronze level, sponsored a Course Tee or provided one of the many amenities throughout the event.
About the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation and the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic: The Foundation, created in 2005, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which supports children in need, primarily in three target areas: children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, mentally and physically-challenged children, and children at-risk. Count On Me supports endeavors that provide young people the opportunity to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Foundation programs include the Count On Me Holiday Shops, Bus 2 The Bowl and Youth Football Extravaganza, along with numerous community outreach events provided to charitable and community partners each year. Some of those partners include the Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Clubs, Young Warriors, Mar Vista Family Center, Hollenbeck Police Activities League, UCLA Unicamp, Assistance League of Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, as well as Los Angeles area youth football leagues and elementary schools.
Media and Other Inquiries: Shari’ Ammon Mills, Sr. Director of Communications and Operations at email@example.com or 619-917-3635