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Bay Area sports stars to compete in celebrity shootout at Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae

July 28, 2017

HAYWARD, Calif.- The Tour and Ellie Mae announced today the teams for the upcoming 2017 Ellie Mae Classic Celebrity Shootout. Part of the week-long golf tournament that kicks off Monday, July 31, the Shootout will kick off at 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, August 1 in Hayward, California, at TPC Stonebrae.    

“We are thrilled to provide a fan-friendly platform for beloved Bay Area sports star-power to play in a fun, yet competitive shootout for a great cause”

Preceding Thursday’s opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic, which will feature the anticipated debut of Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry, eight teams of celebrities from Bay Area sports franchises will compete in a five-hole shootout with the winning team earning $15,000 for the charity of their choosing.    

The following teams will participate in the charity golf Shootout:

  • Golden State Warriors – Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and Jonnie West
  • Oakland Raiders – Barry Sims, Charlie Smith, Josh Taves and Sam Williams
  • Oakland A’s – Neal “Shooty” Babitt, Dallas Braden, Bobby Crosby and John “Blue Moon” Odom
  • San Jose Earthquakes – David Bingham, Shea Salinas, Andrew Tarbell and Chris Wondolowski
  • San Francisco Deltas – Matt Berson, Keith Bruce, Bryan Burke and Andrew Lubahn
  • NFL Players Association – Courtney Brown, Ron Fellows, Mervyn Fernandez and Darryl “Dokie” Williams
  • San Francisco Giants/KNBR – Vida Blue, Kevin Frandsen, Tom Tolbert and Randy Winn
  • Legends of Sports – William “Billy” Anderson, Dan “Dibs” Dibley, Mike Horan and Lorenzo Neal

“We are thrilled to provide a fan-friendly platform for beloved Bay Area sports star-power to play in a fun, yet competitive shootout for a great cause,” said Trish Gregovich, Ellie Mae Classic Tournament Director. “Golf is the sport that unites all others and our Shootout participants are competitive by nature. None of the Shootout players have made their name on the golf course though, so it will be fun and riveting to see an array of elite athletes meet on neutral ground. The opportunity to deliver a check to the charity of their choice makes victory that much sweeter.”

Tickets to the Shootout are available for purchase on the Tickets & Parking section of the Ellie Mae Classic website.

The Celebrity Shootout is not the only charitable aspect of the tournament, as the Warriors Community Foundation serves as the event’s main charitable beneficiary. Charity plays a key role in every PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, with other Ellie Mae charities also benefiting. The TOUR and its tournaments generated a record $166 million for charity in 2016, in turn elevating the all-time total donated to charity to $2.46 billion.       

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