Palm Springs, California (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Building on the success of the 2012 Canada California Business Council (CCBC) Celebrity Golf Classic, the Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S. an affiliate of March of Dimes Canada partnered with the educational charity ProCon.org as charity beneficiaries of this major star-studded golf tournament on March 2, 2013.
Celebrity athletes, directors, fashion designers and actors took to the links on a gorgeous day at the Desert Dunes Golf Club in Desert Hot Springs, California to raise gross proceeds of $115,000 for the two charities.
Among the golfers were 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, director and writer Nick Cassavetes, KTLA host Wendy Burch and Kato Kaelin.
The team from sponsor RBC Bank, along with their celebrity, Steve Pate comprised the winning foursome.
The golf event capped off a full weekend of events, beginning with a CCBC-sponsored cocktail reception at the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Estate on Thursday, February 28, a CCBC business luncheon, a VIP Reception on Friday, March 1, and ending with the golf tournament itself on Saturday, March 2.
The tournament, hosted by the Canada California Business Council, celebrated bilateral investments 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 ProCon.org’s mission of promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
The Tournament presented by A-Mark Financial Corporation included 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 http://www.cabusinesscouncil.org 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.
ProCon.org, online at http://www.procon.org, 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 procon format. ProCon.org was founded by the successful LA entrepreneur and philanthropist Steven C. Markoff of A Mark Financial Corporation. ProCon.org’s board includes former LA Kings and Toronto Argonauts owner Bruce McNall.
Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S. an affiliate of March of Dimes Canada online at http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/AboutUs/subsidiaries/Pages/RFDP_US.aspx 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 about the tournament, please visit http://www.marchofdimes.ca/golf
For more information about the charities, 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