SOURCE: Motion Picture & Television Fund

May 12, 2008 10:00 ET

Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Event to Be Telecast on NBC June 7

Celebrities Hit the Links to Benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - For the tenth year in a row, some of the biggest names in entertainment came out for the annual Michael Douglas & Friends celebrity golf event, benefitting the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The event will be telecast on NBC on Saturday, June 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT.

The event, which took place February 10 at the historic Riviera Golf Club in Pacific Palisades, California, marked the tenth anniversary of what has become one of the most well-known celebrity golf tournaments in the country.

Three celebrity teams, with four players each, played a nine-hole shotgun tournament. Each celebrity team was paired with a professional golf coach. The teams were as follows:

--  Coach: Jim McLean; celebrity players: Alice Cooper, Martin Sheen,
    Emily Osment, Kyle MacLachlan.
--  Coach: Dean Reinmuth; celebrity players: Michael Douglas, Heather
    Locklear, Kenny G and Dave Annable.
--  Coach: Dana Rader; celebrity players: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Morgan
    Freeman, Haley-Joel Osment, Jack Wagner.

Event sponsors include Northern Trust, AARP and MGM Grand at Foxwoods.

The non-profit Motion Picture & Television Fund, headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif., was founded in 1921 to provide "relief" for those in the film industry who had fallen on hard times. Today, 86 years later, MPTF is a major service provider supporting the health and well being of the entertainment community. Healthcare, childcare, retirement living and social/charitable services are offered with compassion and respect for the dignity of the whole person. Care is offered through the MPTF 250-bed hospital, six outpatient health centers, charitable financial assistance and community outreach programs, a full-scale retirement community and a children's day care center. More information is available at

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