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Benefits Brotherhood Crusade, Kyles Family Foundation and The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo
Cedric “The Entertainer” said he was pleased to announce the launch of The Inaugural Cedric “The Entertainer” Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday August 12 at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. The charity fundraiser benefited The Kyles Family Foundation, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles and The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, helping them to provide services and programs that aid youth and their families.
Guests included: Cedric “The Entertainer”, Don Cheadle, Barry Bonds, Rick Fox, Dondre Whitfield, Duane Martin, Dr. J, Flex Alexander, Jerry Rice, Salli Richardson, Willie Gault, Eric Dickerson, Ronnie Lott, Rodney Peete, Michael Finley, Al Joyner, Bobby Grich, David Justice, Ed Moses, Jim Plunkett, Kathleen Bradley, Marcus Allen, Pete Shaw, Richard Dent, Vince Coleman, Willie Buchanon, and Jason Seymour.
The Inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic teed off at 10am, after breakfast and a putting contest. Cedric “The Entertainer” and his 200+ guests enjoyed the views of the Topa Topa Mountains, surrounding countryside and the Pacific Ocean as they took on the championship golf course.
Sponsors were present around all holes, including: Xerox, Mattel, Brand Jordan, Nestle, and Ketel One. Other fantastic sponsors included: Who Ced Hats, BMW, Ludacris Ear Buds, Cigars L’Atelier, Crown Royal, Canteen Vending, California Private Lending, Red Stripe, Guinness Beer, Simi Valley Ford, Wiki Wiki Shave Ice, and Abe the Jeweler.
As a thank you to the various celebrities attending the event, GBK created their renowned thank you lounge. Guests received a variety of items, including: luxury headsets by Sir Ike Audio, Spanx, Inc., 2K, Fit 365, and Milena’s Candles, amongst others.
A cocktail reception and awards ceremony followed the tournament. There was also a silent and live auction, which raised $25.000 for the causes. Items included a Master’s jacket, signed by the Masters winners, raising $6.000. A package to play in a foursome with NFL Players Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen at Sherwood Country Club was also auctioned off. The Kyles Family Foundation (KFF) , The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo and The Brotherhood Crusade were each presented with a $10.000 check and US bank made a pledge of $5.000.