Count On Me Family Foundation2011 Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic
The Fifth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic
Raises over $250,000 for Children’s Charities
The Fifth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic to help raise funds for children in need in greater Seattle. The 2011 Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, held at The Golf Club at Newcastle on June 27, 2010, raised over $250,000 for children’s charities in Washington. The tournament helped raise funds to support various charities and programs whose focus is to assist children in need. Among the signature charities such as the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue, Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) and the Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program at Virginia Mason, the Golf Classic supports many more children’s charities as determined through the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation’s grant cycle.
One hundred and twenty golfers participated in the tournament. Each participant enjoyed breakfast, compliments of Blazing Bagels and Tully’s Coffee, then played 18 holes on the beautiful course, with breathtaking views of the city. Lunch out on the course was provided by Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, and Marination Mobile. After a fabulous round on the course, golfers and other guests enjoyed the BackSwing Bash Auction & Dinner. Each golfer also received our highly coveted customized golfer tee bags packed with goodies including shirts, hats, t-shirts, balls and more. There were fifteen special contests out on the course, including longest and straightest drives, closest to the pin and hole in one contests. A prize was given to one person in each fivesome for each contest!
All 20 teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, mingling with friends and celebrities, while taking home fun prizes including; a customized pair of sunglasses, courtesy of Oakley, Tiffany & Co. golf key chains, team prizes, and great memories.
Current and former NFL, NBA and MLB greats as well as other local celebrities participated in the tournament. The Awards Bash & Auction Dinner boasted our highly regarded auction offering unique experiences and truly one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia which provided additional funding for children.
The live and silent auctions featured trips to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the 2012 Pro Bowl in Hawaii, as well as the unique experience of Dining with the Deadliest Catch Crew, a special week in Destin, Florida, a gorgeous custom diamond design by Gordon Raine Diamonds, and a special invitation to golf at the President’s Golf Course in D.C. A special wine section of the auction featured a cellar of the Top Ten Wines for 2010 as ranked by Seattle Met Magazine. The auction also offered unique sports memorabilia including: autographed jerseys from NFL & NBA superstars, a set of Jake Locker autographed jerseys- one from the University of Washington and the other from the Tennessee Titans.