Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Florida League relies on donations, sponsors and fundraisers to operate every year. For the past five years, Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park, FL has been gracious enough to host our annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, as twenty-five foursomes from all over the country descend on Central Florida to take part in this exciting event.
While playing a round of golf at this luxurious course is a treat in itself, each golf group is also joined by a baseball celebrity. We are proud to have the support of former World Series champions, MVPs, CY Young Award winners and Rookie of the Year recipients.
Our 2012 tournament was the most successful to date, as we were able to raise over $60,000 through participating golfers, sponsors, donations and our silent auction. Celebrities in attendance included: Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, 500 HR club member Gary Sheffield, former all-star MVP Fred McGriff, 1985 Rookie of the Year Vince Coleman and more!
For pictures from the 2012 event, please click here.
A special thank you goes out to our event sponsors: UBS Financial (Presenting Sponsor), Nike, Loudmouth Golf and of course, Interlachen Country Club. We would also like to thank the dozens of businesses and individuals who donated items for our silent auction.
We would also like to thank all of the following celebrities who through the past five years have helped make our annual tournament one of the most successful golf tournament fundraisers in all of Florida:
Davey Johnson, Hunter Pence, BJ Upton, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Wakefield, Tim Raines, Tim Raines Jr., Frank Viola, Kenny Rogers, Mike Stanley, Fred McGriff, Zack Greinke, Rickie Weeks, Jemile Weeks, Daryl Boston, Javy Guerra, Dave Clark, Ryan Hanigan, Luke Gregerson, Stan Boroski, Ozzie Timmons, John Castino, Vince Coleman, Ray Lankford, Jim Hickey, Gary Sheffield, Tomas Nido, Kawika Mitchell, John Hart, Rick Eckstein, David Eckstein, Gary Carter, Heathcliff Slocumb, Sal Butera, Drew Butera, Manny Trillo, Lance Niekro, Mitch Talbot, Mike Cuellar, Felipe Lopez, Lloyd McClendon, Carlos Pena, Ron Karkovice, Jack Youngblood, Jon Niese, Bo Outlaw, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Randy Winn, Dale Torborg, Shawn Sanford
Picture from 2010 event from left to right: Fred McGriff, Gary Carter, Heathcliff Slocumb, Sal Butera, Drew Butera, Rick Eckstein, Manny Trillo, Vince Coleman, Stan Boroski, Tim Wakefield, Jim Hickey, Daryl Boston, Mike Stanley, Lance Niekro, Ryan Hanigan, Luke Gregerson, Ozzie Timmons, Hunter Pence, Mitch Talbot.
Past Tournament Recaps
2011 Celebrity Golf Tournament Sets High Standard Read more...
2010 Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament Sinks a Hole-in-One Read more...