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The Desert Showdown 2014


This years Desert Showdown has the best of everything: golf, tennis, celebrities, Hip Hop, and Charity.It all comes together March 3rd and 4th. The 10th Annual Desert Smash hosted by Will Ferrell

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The Desert Smash in La Quinta, last year was awesome, this year the starting point is the Will Powered Golf Classic hosted by Will Ferrell. This is a celebrity golf tournament that supports Cancer for College, held at Bighorn Golf Club on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Next comes the Desert Smash where pro tennis and Hollywood celeb’s collide to support Cancer for College, held at La Quinta Resort & Club on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

This all leads into the neighboring BNP Paribas Open. The Desert Smash two-day event will benefit Cancer for College, a 501c3, non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for cancer survivors. Since 1993, the charity has granted nearly $2 million to more than 1,000 cancer survivors.

Celebrities scheduled to appear this year include event host and “Anchorman” star Will Ferrell, two-time Oscar winner and current House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy, Brave), Timothy Olyphant (Justified, Live Free or Die Hard), RedFoo (LMFAO), Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Old School), Lance Bass and Boris Kodjoe.

Nelly and BOYZ II MEN will wrap up the festivities performing at The Show at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bighorn Golf Club
255 Palowet Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
10 - 11:45 am Registration & Check-In (Main Clubhouse)
12:00 pm Ceremonial First Tee Shot featuring Will Ferrell & CFC Founder, Craig Pollard
12:15 pm Play Begins on the Canyons Course Shamble Format
5:30 pm VIP Poolside Party with Awards & Live Music

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

La Quinta Resort & Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
10 - 11:30 am Celebrity/Pro Am Tournament Registration & Check-In
12:00 pm Celebrity/Pro-Am Tournament Play Begins Courts Adjacent to La Quinta Resort Tennis Stadium
2:00 pm Celebrity/Pro-Am Tournament Ends Celebrity/Pro-Am Luncheon
2:15 - 5:00 pm 10th Annual-Desert Smash Tennis Exhibition on La Quinta Resort Tennis Stadium hosted by Will Ferrell with Special Guest Kevin Spacey Featuring Novak Djokovic & Bob & Mike Bryan (Schedule of Play Will Be Announced Monday, March 3rd Online and On-Site)
7 - 11:00 pm Will Ferrell's Epically Awesome Desert Showdown Concert Extravaganza featuring a live auction and musical entertainment by Nelly with special guests Boyz II Men at The Show at Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage

You wont want to miss this event. Will Ferrell said “It's gonna make Coachella look like a pancake breakfast”



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