Former MLB All Star Eric Gagne Wins 17th Annual Celebrity Championship - Tournament raises more than $100,000 for Junior Seau and Marshall Faulk Foundations
Former MLB All-Star Eric Gagne carded a two-day final score of 139 to claim the 2015 Celebrity Championship hosted by Marshall Faulk at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, CA on May 31st.
Gagne, former MLB Pitcher, is a three time MLB All-Star and World Series Champion in 2007.
Former San Diego State great and NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk served as tournament host for a second year.
"I've realized that I've been blessed, and I recognize how important it is to pay it forward. The best part about this tournament is that it's all about San Diego charities. I am humbled and proud to support my friend Junior Seau, and to do my part in carrying on his incredible legacy in his hometown," stated Marshall Faulk.
Other highlights from the 2015 Celebrity Championship hosted by Marshall Faulk:
- $100,000 raised for the Junior Seau Foundation and the Marshall Faulk Foundation
- Attendance by over 50 celebrities from the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB as well as Olympians and stars from television and motion pictures including: Marshall Faulk, Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen, Alonzo Mourning, Alonso Ribeiro, Mike Eruzione, Brian Baumgartner and many more.
- Thousands of spectators, sports enthusiasts and fans from throughout the country came out over the three-day championship to support the event and to see celebrity golf at its finest.
- The Ralphs/Gatorade kids clinic on Friday afternoon, gave fifty (50) lucky children the opportunity to learn the golf fundamentals of putting, driving, and chipping from celebrities and Morgan Run Club and Resort professionals.
- The 9th annual Military Appreciation Day honored the brave men and women serving courageously in the Armed Services on Sunday, May 31st. Children in attendance received free popcorn, snow cones, and the opportunity to play in inflatable bounce houses compliments of L.B. Jumpers. Attendees also received free pizza compliments of Dang Brothers Pizza and participated in a putting contest for both children and adults.
We hope you enjoyed the chance to watch your favorite professional athletes, actors and entertainers together all on the same golf course.
A special thank you to all of the Celebrity Championship volunteers for all that you did to make the tournament a success.