SOURCE: The Salvation Army

April 10, 2007 12:00 ET

The Salvation Army Announces Celebrity Invitational Golf Classic Hosted by Donald Trump

Salvation Army Supporters Can Purchase Foursomes and Play With Celebrities; Dinner Honoring Richard Riordan to Follow Tournament

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- The inaugural Celebrity Invitational Golf Classic and awards banquet benefiting The Salvation Army in Southern California will be held on Thursday, May 31 at Trump National Golf Club in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.

Celebrity players are expected to include Magic Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Penny Marshall, Marcus Allen, Kenny Rogers, Robert Wagner, Bob Saget, Peter Gallagher, Keith Carradine, Gary Sinise, Eric Dickerson, Kevin Sorbo, Reggie Jackson, Kevin Nealon, Richard Karn, Elton Brand, Sam Cassell, Michael Strahan, Dwyane Wade and Joe Mantegna.

The Golf Classic will help The Salvation Army fulfill its commitment to meet the growing needs of families, youth, men, women and children throughout Southern California, offering a "hand-up" instead of a "hand-out" to all who turn to the organization at a critical moment in their lives, often as a last resort. 2007 marks the 120th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Los Angeles.

Foursomes are available for $10,000 each, with every foursome assigned a fifth celebrity player. Tournament participants will arrive and register at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start promptly at 11 a.m. The tournament format is "Two Man Modified Best Ball" of fivesomes with full handicap, which will allow everyone to play a full round of golf.

As players conclude their rounds, refreshments will be served in the clubhouse. There will be dinner and entertainment, and the presentation of awards immediately following the tournament. Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will be honored for his undying dedication to serving the people and improving the lives of everyone within his influence.

For information on sponsorship opportunities or how to purchase a foursome, please call Mike White, The Salvation Army, (213) 553-3273.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 126 years in the United States. Over 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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