'Fore' a good cause

Celebs hit the links for charity

Cox Celebrity Golf Championship
When: Dec. 4, 2006
Where: Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, Coto de Caza, Calif.
Benefiting: The Cox Charities for Orange County, an agency funding local nonprofit organizations in an effort to make a positive impact in Southern California. (www.coxcelebritygolf.com)
Who teed off in 2006: Jay Johnstone (host), Ernie Banks, Dick Butkus, Rick Fox, Kelsey Grammer, Robert Wagner, James Worthy
Contact: Gail Bongcaras (949) 546-2599, email: gail.bongcaras@cox.com

Ninth annual Tim Salmon Golf Classic
When: Feb. 5
Where: Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club
Benefiting: Abused and at-risk children of Family Solutions and Laurel House (www.familysolutions.us, www.laurelhouse.org)
Who teed off in 2006: Tim Salmon (host)
Contact: Laurel House at (714) 835-1333 or timsalmongolf@gmail.com

19th annual Frank Sinatra Countrywide Celebrity Invitational
When: Feb. 23-24
Where: Indian Wells Country Club, Palm Springs
Benefiting: The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center (www.sinatragolf.com)
Who teed off in 2006: Michael Bolton, Cathy Lee Crosby, Dennis Farina, George Hamilton, Hal Linden, Elke Sommer, Robert Wagner
Contact: Sinatra Tournament office at (760) 674-8447 or info@sinatragolf.com

Fourth annual L.A. Celebrity Golf Challenge
When: March 26
Where: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades
Benefiting: Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org)
Who teed off in 2006: James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Joe Mantegna, John C. McGinley, Dougray Scott, Billy Wirth
Contact: Cindy Brown at (914) 935-1462, Ext. 11 or cbrown@autismspeaks.org

Tom Sullivan Blind Children's Center Celebrity Golf Classic
When: April 23
Where: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades
Benefiting: The Blind Childrens Center, a Los Angeles-based agency serving more than 100 blind or severely visually impaired children and their families. (www.blindcntr.org)
Who teed off in 2006: Tom Sullivan (host), Peter Falk, Steve Garvey, Joe Mantenga, Haley Joel Osment, Kenny Rankin
Contact: Nicole Spinogatti at (323) 664-2153, Ext. 343 or nicole@blindchildrenscenter.org

Ninth annual Michael Douglas and Friends Tournament
When: April 29
Where: Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes
Benefiting: Motion Picture & Television Fund
Who teed off in 2006: Michael Douglas (host) ,Catherine Bell, Don Cheadle, Kenny G., Samuel L. Jackson, Cheryl Ladd, Kyle MacLachan, Haley Joel Osment
Contact: Derek Krull at (818) 876-1915 or dkrull@mptvfund.org

LAPD Celebrity Golf Tournament
When: May 19
Where: Rancho Park Golf Course, Los Angeles
Benefiting: Los Angles Police Memorial Fund (www.lapmf.org)
Who teed off in 2006: Mark Wahlberg (host), Chad Everett, Tommy Lee, Chris O'Donnell, Joe Pesci, Will Wheaton
Contact: Sgt. Rick Leiphardt at (213) 847-4239 or info@lapmf.org

25th annual Celebrity Golf Classic Benefiting the Special Olympics
When: TBA
Where: TBA
Benefiting: The Vince Ferragamo Foundation, which funds year-round sports programs and competitions for mentally handicapped children and adults. (www.vffoundation.org/golf-tournament.htm)
Who teed off in 2006: Vince Ferragamo (host)
Contact: (714) 633-1099, vincef@touchdownrealestate.com

American Century Championship
When: July 10-15
Where: Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Benefiting: American Century Investments picks a different charity recipient each year. Last year, Autism Speaks and the Lance Armstrong Foundation were chosen. (www.tahoecelebritygolf.com)
Who teed off in 2006: Lance Armstrong, Charles Barkley, Cheech Marin, Ray Romano, Donald Trump, Jack Wagner
Contact: Michael Milthorpe
email: michaelmilthorpe@livenation.com

Eighth annual Celebrity Golf Classic
When: Sept. 10
Where: Wilshire County Club, Los Angeles
Benefiting: The Television Academy Foundation, a program to provide the general public, academic community, the television industry and the TV academy membership with numerous educational and archival programs. (www.emmys.tv)
Who teed off in 2006: Donald Trump (guest host), Eric Close, Peter Gallagher, Jack Scalia, Dougray Scott, Dweezil Zappa
Contact: Terri Clark at (818) 754-2800 or clark@emmys.org

10th annual AFI Golf Classic
When: Fall TBA
Where: TBA
Benefiting: The American Film Institute Fund
(www.afi.com/tvevents/golf/default.aspx)
Who teed off in 2006: Samuel L. Jackson (Honorary Event Chair), Andy Garcia, Dennis Hopper, Ed Marinaro, Jerry O'Connell, "Super" Dave Osborne, Ron Perlman, Jack Scalia, Kevin Sorbo
Contact: Tess Csiszar at (323) 856-7768 or tcsiszar@afi.com


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