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Hercules and John Daly commit to celeb golf event

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Though he may not be the son of Zeus, actor Kevin Sorbo best known for his role as Hercules in the series Hercules, The Legendary Journeys and professional golfer John Daly, who continues to hit herculean drives, have both committed to appear in the upcoming Peppermill Reno’s Legends of the Game Celebrity Tour golf event. The event is slated for May 31 through June 2, 2014 and includes two days of golf, a slot tournament and jazz concert.

The Legends of the Game Celebrity Tour grew out of a one-day golf fundraising event in Sacramento. Scott Hampton, Tournament Director, a non-golfer who was working as a nurse viewed golf with star power as a means to raise funds for youth oriented charities primarily to assist with medical expenses. The tournament has grown to include over 40 sports and entertainment celebrities that play golf and socialize over an entire weekend. The golf tournament is held at Arrowcreek Country Club in Reno, sponsored by the Peppermill casino. Proceeds now benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (Feeding America Program), the Nevada Diabetes Foundation (Camp Buck), and the Reno Firefighters Community Assistance Program. Hampton estimates that since inception over $440,000 has been donated to various charities. In fact he says, “Every dollar we raise feeds three people.”

A sampling of other celebs joining Daly and Sorbo includes Mark Rypien (NFL), George Gervin (NBA), Joe Morgan (MLB), jazz musician Gerald Albright who will also do a concert on May 31st, and more.

Although Daly’s current PGA Tour status in the past champion category limits his eligibility for Tour events, he continues to attract sponsors due to seemingly unending popularity. Known also for his colorful clothes, guitar strumming and adventurous lifestyle, the affable Daly can draw a crowd whenever he tees it up. He is slated to be positioned on one hole and fundraise by hitting drives for groups coming to the tee box. So, where else might you play and be able to have John Daly hit your drive?

For information about prices and remaining openings to play and for a full schedule of events, contact 775-250-5630 or go to www.legendsofthegamecelebritytour.com.

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