Warburton Raises Over 2.5 Million

PALM DESERT (CNS) – The Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament in
Palm Desert raised $2.52 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
organizers said today.
The eighth annual tournament featured Warburton and more than 75 other
celebrities in a weekend of golf and music, with funds raised going toward
the hospital that treats pediatric cancer patients and children with other life-
threatening diseases.
This year’s haul exceeded last year’s $2.2 million, according to
organizers, who say it’s the highest-grossing golf tournament for St. Jude
“All kids deserve a chance to live long, healthy lives, so I am
thankful for the generous donors, hardworking volunteers, local community and
guests who attended from all over the country to show their support for St.
Jude families,” Warburton said.
In addition to golf at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa,
attendees also enjoyed the BMW Performance Driving Center West in Thermal,
which included celebrities getting behind the wheel to take part in a variety
of different races, live and silent auctions, and three nights of live music.
“We keep hearing there is no event quite like this, which is why it
sells out earlier and earlier each year. It’s the perfect blend of celebrities,
musicians, golf and unique events,” tournament Chairman Clarke Rheney said.
“What we raised this weekend is about what it costs to operate St. Jude for a
day. Since this event’s inception eight years ago, we’ve contributed nearly $10
million to help the real stars of this tournament — St. Jude kids.”
Organizers say the event has raised $9.8 million for St. Jude since
its inception.
The 2019 tournament is slated for Feb. 28-March 3.


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