Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

On April 5, famous athletes will play in a celebrity golf tournament at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Through the Affordable Home Insurance Charities Foundation, this event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic will be held at the award-winning Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin, April 5. The event will begin with a lunch at 12:30 p.m. and will be followed by a golf tournament, silent auction, live music and cash bar. Celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include Malcolm Jenkins, Joe Horn, A.J. Duhe, Josh Harris, Calvin Peete, Rickey Jackson, Ben Tate, Zeke Bratkowski, and John Offerdahl.

"We are absolutely thrilled to host this event," said Jared Morton, director of the Burnt Pine Golf Club. "Through Affordable Home Insurance Charities Foundation, this tournament is able to make a significant contribution to the Wounded Warriors Project and Eagle Fund."

All teams for the Friday tournament will be comprised of a four-person group, and play will consist of a scramble format with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with groups to make up the team. Registration fees are $250 per player or $1,000 per team. For those who do not wish to golf, tickets to the reception and silent auction only are available for $25 per person.

Special items will be auctioned off Friday evening starting at 7 p.m. at the Burnt Pine Club House. The auction includes several memorabilia items, such as, a signed high school jersey by LeBron James, signed Pro Bowl jersey by Emmitt Smith, John Elway Broncos jersey signed, other signed memorabilia, rounds of golf, gift cards and an iPad 2.

All proceeds will go toward supporting Wounded Warriors and the Eagle Fund. For further details about the event and participant information, visit www.AHICF.info or call 654-1567.