Desert Dunes Golf Club to host star-studded golf tournament

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Celebrities will hit the links in beautiful Palm Springs in support of two charities.

Join George Lopez, Anthony Anderson, Craig. T. Nelson, along with a host of other notables for a fantastic day on the links in support of two great causes.

Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S. and to Partner on Celebrity Golf Tournament

Building on the success of the 2012 Celebrity Golf Classic, the Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S. an affiliate of March of Dimes Canada has linked with the educational charity to hold a major star-studded golf tournament on March 2, 2013.

Celebrity athletes and actors will be on hand at the Desert Dunes Golf Club in Desert Hot Springs, California. Guests can partake in a full weekend of events, kicking off with a cocktail reception at the Elvis Presley honeymoon estate on Thursday, February 28, a business luncheon and VIP Reception on Friday, March 1 followed by the golf event and gala on Saturday, March 2.

The tournament, hosted by the Canada California Business Council, will support bilateral investment between Canada and California and funds raised will help expand March of Dimes Canada’s services for people with physical disabilities in Western Canada, and further develop’s mission of promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

Guests will have the chance to meet and mingle with such notables including:

  •     Athletes: Former NHL players Marty McSorley and Cale Hulse, former MLB player Royce Clayton, senior golf pro Steve Pate
  •     Actors: George Lopez, Anthony Anderson, Craig T. Nelson Gena Lee Nolin, Sheila Shah, Kate Linder, Jack McGee, Fred ‘Hammer’ Williamson, Stephen Bishop, Jeremy Sumpter
  •     Other notables including: Kato Kaelin, Nick Cassavetes, Wendy Burch and Bill Carroll.

The tournament will also feature government and business leaders working both in the US and Canada in the fields of business development, law, politics, and entertainment.

Winter-weary Canadians looking for an escape from the cold have been breathing life into Palm Springs. Every February more than 3,000 Canadians a week fly into the Palm Springs International Airport. Over the last year, 80% of homes purchased in Palm Springs were by Canadians, Canadians are the #1 foreign employer by size of payroll in Riverside County, Desert Dunes Golf Club, the host of the golf tournament is Canadian-owned, with more than 35 employees.

The Tournament is presented by A-Mark Financial Corporation with sponsorship from Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs RBC Bank, RBC Wealth Management, AMG Medical Supplies, Inc., Cardinal Point Wealth Management, Trowbridge Professional Corporation, Province of British Columbia, D’Alessio Law Group and the County of Riverside Office of Foreign Trade - EDA

Canada California Business Council (CCBC), online at is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit California mutual benefit company dedicated to job creation, investment connection and trade partnership support through the growth of the Council’s network of Canada-California based business, political and social leaders., online at, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format. was founded by the successful LA entrepreneur and philanthropist Steven C. Markoff of A-Mark Financial Corporation.’s board includes former LA Kings and Toronto Argonauts owner Bruce McNall.

Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S. is an affiliate of March of Dimes Canada and was incorporated in 2001, in the State of Florida, to support the mission of creating a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. CEIN# 52-2306477. March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services across Canada to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information, please visit the website at or call 1-800-263-3463.

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For more information about the celebrity golf tournament please contact:
Ruth Kapelus, Media and Public Relations,
March of Dimes Canada/Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, US
Phone: 416-425-3463 ext. 7258 or Toll-Free: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258

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