- Tiara Wasner
The 23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will soon be in Tahoe South! It features 80 pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities and takes place at the fabulous Edgewood Golf Course July 17-22, 2012.
On the list this year are Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Ray Romano and Jerry Rice. The 54-hole event includes a purse of $600,000.
Barkley is one of the most ingratiating celebrities every year. He talks with the gallery, offers philosophical insights and frank opinions, takes pictures with kids, signs autographs and talks to the media all while bemoaning errant shots.
Sir Charles has managed to turn shaky golf into a comedic art form and does it with a heart of gold. Behind the scenes, Barkley has become an ambassador for Tahoe South, helping aid victims of the 2007 Angora Fire with $190,000 in donations and treating 100 firefighters and their families to dinner.
Advance tickets are available at TahoeCelebrityGolf.com or at any Raley’s Bel-Air or Nob Hill supermarkets in California and Nevada.
Here’s the lowdown:
- $15 for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Amateur on Tuesday, the practice round on Wednesday and for the American Century Celebrity-Amateur on Thursday.
- $25 for each tournament round, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- A $50 (a $10 discount) Patron Badge Season Pass gets you into all six days of the event but is only on sale until May 31, after that the ticket price goes to $60.
- Kids 10 and under are free with each paid adult.
Hope to see you out there!
Tiara works for Weidinger Public Relations and assists with PR efforts for Tahoe South. As an outdoor enthusiast, Tahoe is the perfect playground for Tiara to combine work with play. She contributes reviews to gear.com and blogs about Tahoe and DIY projects on her personal blog all while planning her picturesque Tahoe wedding, August 2012. Her work for Tahoe South includes assisting with promotions and special events for the destination.