SAG Foundation Tees Up Celebrity Golf Fundraiser

12:17 PM PST 05/17/2012 by Jonathan Handel
Ron Perlman

The “Actors Fore Actors” event benefits programs for actors in economic distress; Ron Perlman to host the charity tournament.

The SAG Foundation has announced it will hold its annual charity golf tournament June 11 at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank. The celebrity host for the event will be Ron Perlman.

The tournament benefits the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Programs, which assist actors suffering from economic hardship or when illness or injury threatens their ability to work or afford health insurance.

“I am so pleased to serve as the host for this year’s Golf Classic,” said Perlman.  “It is very important for actors to give back when we can and help support the SAG Foundation’s mission to assist actors in need.”

The Foundation described the event as its third annual. It might also be considered the last “annual” event, since it now goes on a bicoastal, twice a year schedule. The next installment will be in New York on Oct. 1. The host hasn’t been announced yet.

The event, which the Foundation refers to as “Actors Fore Actors,” also includes a live auction and Awards gala. Supporters include Dave Annable, George Clooney, Kevin Nealon, Greg Itzin, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Romano and Tim Allen.

The presenting sponsor is Integrated Wealth Management, a Palm Springs based financial advisory firm founded by Jim Casey that has provided services to the Foundation and a number of other organizations that provide assistance to actors, including the SAG Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, AFTRA Foundation and the Actors Fund.

The celebrity host committee includes Scott Bakula, Adam Baldwin, Tom Bower, Jim Casey, Randy Crook, Kevin Dobson, Greg Ellis, Thomas Gibson, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Dave Hutton, Greg Itzin, Britt Johnson, Joe Mategna, Joel McHale, Jeff Nordling, Paul Pape, Pamela Reed, John Rider, Bill Smitrovich, Chris Tarr and JoBeth Williams.

The SAG Foundation was founded in 1985 and is a non-profit organization that’s legally separate from SAG-AFTRA and was previously legally separate from SAG. There’s been no announcement as to whether a name change is contemplated, or a merger with the AFTRA Foundation, in the wake of the merger of the two unions themselves.

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