Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

Tommy Chong
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause

Actor Patrick Warburton held the 4th annual Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Classic Club and The Palm Course at JW Marriott Desert Springs. The tournament has grown so fast in the last four years that they have had to add another golf course to accommodate all the people that wanted to participate in this
event. All Proceeds go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Patrick Warburton’s character Puddy on the TV Show, Seinfeld, has brought him star status. He has been in several TV series since then. Warburton continues to have a successful career and has a big heart when it comes to the children at St. Jude’s children Center. He has encouraged many of his fellow actors and friends
to get involved with this wonderful endeavor.

Warburton brings many of his friends and celebrities to the three-day tournament. The highlight of the event is the Jam Session that is held on Sat. night and has some top names in entertainment to the stage. Some big names included, Kim Carnes-Betty Davis Eyes, Dave Brock, Robin Meade, Mike Mills, Terri Nunn, Mickey
Thomas, Actor Peter Gallagher and Robbie Krieger from the Doors.

The event broke records by raising over 800,000 this year. A total of over 2 million dollars has been raised so far. The event includes parties each night, a Pairings Party, The Jam session and a final night black-tie gala. The Gala entertainment was by Cheech and Chong. Over 50 celebrities participated in the event either by playing golf, entertaining or both.