Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

SVI Celebrity Golf Classic Sept 28

Posted on August 29, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Grab a few friends (or a couple hitchhikers), your best collared shirt (or plaid golf knickers), and channel your inner Rory McIlroy (or Happy Gilmore) and head to the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley on September 28, 2015 for the Squaw Valley Institute’s 4th Annual Local Celebrity Golf Tournament.

This low-pressure day of fun and fundraising emphasizes teamwork and friendly competition, with a splash of humor, while giving participants the opportunity to meet and engage with a variety of the region’s most interesting celebrities all while enjoying the outdoors and an afternoon of golf. The scramble format means participants need not be incredible golfers to play and have fun. The rules are simple; teams of four plus a celebrity, scramble format, every player must use at least one drive, no speeding, kicking, biting, chasing geese or skinny-dipping.

A few of the local Tahoe celebrities scheduled to attend include; 4-time Olympic alpine and freestyle skier Daron Rahlves, Olympic Gold Medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, 3-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Debbie Myer, Olympic alpine skier Starr Walton-Hurley, Hot Dog movie actress Debbie Dutton, 7- time X-Games gold medal and 3- time Olympic boarder-cross rider Nate Holland, The Deadliest Catch’s Monte Colburn, 4-time World Cup title winner and 3-time Olympian Tamara McKinney, Olympic speed-skier Jeff Hamilton, plus pro-skier turned rock star Matt Reardon who currently moonlights as Executive Director of the Squaw Valley Institute.

In thrilling Squaw Valley fashion, the celebrity air force kicks things off with a sky diving extravaganza as they perform their signature adrenaline pumping aerial stunts while flying over and landing on the green at the Links at Squaw Creek. Featured skydivers include JT Holmes, Miles Dashier, Charles Bryan and John Devore.

Prizes are awarded to the top three teams and mulligans are available for purchase. Additional contests feature closest to the pin, most lost balls, a couple of random physical challenges, the marshmallow long drive, the putting contest, the flop wall and the hole in one contest for the golf vacation to Bandon Dunes grand prize.   There will also be a raffle and silent auction with items from celebrities and sponsors.

The entry fee is $150 per individual or $500 per foursome. Cost includes: 18-holes of entertaining golf, a gourmet box lunch served at the event followed by an appetizer reception and awards ceremony in Restaurant Montagna after the tournament. Participants also receive a tournament swag bag to include: a commemorative golf shirt and athletic socks from Incrediwear, SVI logo hat, a sleeve of golf balls and much more.

This year’s platinum sponsor is the Tahoe Forest Hospital Joint Replacement Program. Through the Total Joint Program, Tahoe Forest Hospital is one of the only hospitals in the region now offering the most advanced technologies in direct anterior hip, partial and total knee and shoulder replacement, including custom-designed knee implants.  New to the tournament this year, tournament sponsor Incrediwear introduces their line of innovative athletic and therapeutic products to golf participants.

The Celebrity Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser for the Squaw Valley Institute and enables the Institute to continue to provide engaging and unique programming and events to the Tahoe Truckee community. Upcoming events include: Anna Cummins with the 5 Gyres Institute, Dr. Dana Carney, professor at the University of California School of Business and leading scientist in the field of Social and Nonverbal Behavior and Red Bull STREIF premiere.

To register or for more information, click here.SVI Golf Classic

The Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the community through inspirational programming celebrating the arts, wellness, education and adventure. The goal is to enrich our mountain culture and inspire uncommon conversations to effect innovative and authentic change for a stronger future. Memberships are available that include admission to most events. 

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