RANCHO SANTA FE — 2011 Cox Celebrity Championship has been set for May 20 through May 22 and will be hosted by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, at the Morgan Run Club & Resort, 5690 Cancha De Golf.
The event will feature more than 60 celebrity golfers competing for a $100,000 purse. The Cox Celebrity Championship consists of a two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament May 20 and May 21, nightly sponsor parties and the main event, a 36-hole celebrity competition May 21 and May 22. As part of Cox Communications’ title sponsorship, Cox’s locally based TV station, Channel 4 San Diego, will produce a 30-minute special featuring the tournament’s marquee event, the 36-hole, low-gross celebrity-only competition. and televise it throughout the summer.
This year, a percentage of ticket sales, auction proceeds and sponsor sales from the Cox Celebrity Championship hosted by Drew Brees will be donated to the Brees Dream Foundation and dispersed among San Diego non-profit organizations to support its ongoing efforts in San Diego. The Brees Dream Foundation distributed more than $135,000 from monies raised at the 2010 Cox Celebrity Championship to Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Pacific South Coast Chapter.
Tickets for the three-day tournament are $10. Military and children ages 14 and under are free. For other ticket promotions and information, visit coxcelebritychampionship.com.
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