Inaugural SAG Foundation Golf Classic: Celebrities Play to Benefit Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund

Inaugural SAG Foundation Golf Classic: Celebrities Play to Benefit Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund

WHO: Hosts Scott Bakula, Ray Romano, Andre Braugher (cast of TNT’s Men of a Certain Age) and participating celebrities including Tim Allen, Dave Annable, Ben Bailey, Bailey Chase, Eric Close, Dick Cook, Matt Craven, Kevin Dobson, Andy Garcia, Willie Gault, Carmine Giovinazzo, Paul Michael Glaser, Shawn Hatosy, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Ironside, Richard Karn, Hal Landon, C.S. Lee, David Leisure, Dawnn Lewis, Joe Mantegna, Ed Marinaro, Esai Morales, Phil Morris, Mark Moses, Kevin Nealon, Craig T Nelson, Jeff Nordling, Ron Perlman, Joe Pesci, James Remar, Bill Smitrovich, Kevin Sorbo, Presenting Sponsor Stewart Rahr and others.

WHAT: Are playing in the SAG Foundation Inaugural Golf Classic (www.sagfoundation.org/golf), a benefit for the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund.  

WHEN:
Monday, April 12, 2010
Players register: 10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m
Call to carts: 11:40 a.m.
12 p.m. shotgun start

WHERE:
Lakeside Golf Club
4500 Lakeside Dr.
Burbank, CA  91505
(parking only in rear parking area).

WHY: The non-profit SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund provides medical assistance grants to actors whose catastrophic illness or injury has rendered them unable to work and without the means to afford medical insurance through the Guild Health Plan’s Self-Pay Program. Participation in the Golf Classic will increase the number of actors receiving medical care when they need it the most.

HOW:
Team sponsorships beginning at $10,000 each are bringing 25 celebrity five-somes to play for this first annual SAG Foundation event. Major contributors including Johnny Depp, Ron Howard and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills are also making the Golf Classic possible. A complete list of sponsors is available at the event’s website, www.sagfoundation.org/golf

OTHER INFORMATION: All parties including media are advised of strict dress code policy: absolutely no jeans, no cut-off jeans, no flip-flops, no tank tops. Absolutely no smoking is allowed.

Media coverage of the Club House and/or Club House signage will not be permitted.

IMPORTANT: To receive Media Credentials you MUST RSVP by 1 p.m. Friday, April 9th.

All media must be chaperoned by Foundation/Tournament Staff and will be limited to the following areas:

•    Driving range
•    Putting Green
•    Arrivals
•    First Tee
•    9th Green

CONTACT: SAG Foundation, Rufino Cabang (323) 549-6661, rcabang@sag.org
DAY OF EVENT: (310) 927-8003

About the Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Founded in 1985, the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD FOUNDATION is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Governed and funded independently of SAG, the SAG FOUNDATION offers substantive services to Guild members, free of charge, in its mission to assist, educate and inspire actors toward their fullest potential in career, life and community. For more information, please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call (323) 549-6708.