The Celebrity Championship is Back for the 19th Year!!!
The 19th Annual Celebrity Championship is back May 18-21, 2017, at Morgan Run Club & Resort! NFL Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk will serve as the host, which brings over 50 of the best celebrity golfers in the world together to participate in a Celeb-Am Tournament and compete in a celebrity-only competition for a cash purse and the coveted Celebrity Championship trophy!
The weekend long competition is a fantastic event for fans of all ages including families, friends and business professionals to network and foster new connections. The 2017 Celebrity Championship includes a two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament (May 19-20) nightly parties, and a 36-hole, celebrity-only competition (May 20-21). The general public is encouraged to attend all three days of festivities.
Since its inception in 1999, the tournament has raised nearly $2 million on behalf of numerous San Diego based charities. This year, charitable proceeds will be donated to The Junior Seau Foundation and The Marshall Faulk Foundation.
*Celebrities subject to change without notice
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Former MLB All Star Mickey Tettleton Wins 18th Annual Celebrity Championship - Tournament raises $150,000 for Junior Seau and Marshall Faulk Foundations
Former MLB All-Star Mickey Tettleton carded a two-day final score of 141 (1 under par) to claim the 2016 Celebrity Championship hosted by Marshall Faulk at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Tettleton, former MLB catcher, was a two-time MLB All-Star, three-time Silver Slugger award winner and the 2008 Celebrity Championship Winner.
Former San Diego State great and NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk served as tournament host for a fourth year.
"I've realized that I've been blessed, and I recognize how important it is to pay it forward. The best part about this tournament is that it's all about San Diego charities. I am humbled and proud to support my friend Junior Seau, and to do my part in carrying on his incredible legacy in his hometown," stated Marshall Faulk.
Other highlights from the 2016 Celebrity Championship hosted by Marshall Faulk:
- $150,000 raised for the Junior Seau Foundation and the Marshall Faulk Foundation
- Attendance by over 50 celebrities from the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB as well as Olympians and stars from television and motion pictures including: Marshall Faulk, David Wells, Danny Woodhead, Frankie Muniz, Patrick Peterson, Rollie Fingers, Brian Baumgartner, Matt Slauson and many more.
- Thousands of spectators, sports enthusiasts and fans from throughout the country came out over the three-day championship to support the event and to see celebrity golf at its finest.
- The Ralphs/Gatorade kids clinic on Friday afternoon, gave fifty (50) lucky children the opportunity to learn the golf fundamentals of putting, driving, and chipping from celebrities and Morgan Run Club and Resort professionals.
- The 10th annual Military Appreciation Day honored the brave men and women serving courageously in the Armed Services on Sunday, May 22. Children in attendance received free popcorn, snow cones, and the opportunity to play in inflatable bounce houses compliments of L.B. Jumpers. Attendees also received free lunch compliments of Carl's Jr. and Dang Brothers Pizza and participated in a putting contest for both children and adults.
We hope you enjoyed the chance to watch your favorite professional athletes, actors and entertainers together all on the same golf course.
A special thank you to all of the Celebrity Championship volunteers for all that you did to make the tournament a success.