Public welcome to watch Drew Brees Celebrity Golf Championship

The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship will take place May 18-20 at La Costa Resort and Spa. Since its inception in 1999, the tournament, formerly known as the Celebrity Classic hosted by Stan Humphries, has raised more than $1 million on behalf of numerous San Diego-based charities.

“I am honored to be hosting the tournament for the third year,” said Drew Brees. “It has been a signature event for the Brees Dream Foundation to raise funds and awareness for such worthy charities.”

The tournament will feature more than 50 top celebrity golfers. The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is comprised of a celebrity-amateur tournament (Friday and Saturday, May 18-19) and a 36-hole celebrity competition (Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20), featuring more than 50 celebrity golfers competing for a projected purse of $100,000 and the coveted Drew Brees Celebrity Championship trophy.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won the 2011 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship with an impressive 5-under par.

The Brees Dream Foundation distributed more than $181,000 from monies raised at the 2011 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship to Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pacific South Coast Chapter.

The event consists of a two-day Celebrity-Amateur tournament, nightly parties, and a 36-hole, celebrity-only competition for a projected purse of $100,000.

The public is welcome to all three days of the tournament. Three-day tickets are $15; free admission for kids ages 14 and under and military with I.D. Show your Ralphs Rewards Card at the gate and get in free.

— For more details, go to

www.drewbrees.com

and

www.CelebrityChampionship.com

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