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Los Angeles, CA (June 17th, 2013) – Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and the Arians Family Foundation will host their Inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, June 24th and Tuesday, June 25th at the Reynolds Plantation in Lake Oconee, GA. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Arians Family Foundation.

The event will begin on Monday, June 24th with the Arians Family hosting a VIP welcome reception at the Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation. The following day the events continue with the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Great Waters golf course, followed by a Gala Dinner and Concert with special performances by recording artists Sam Hunt and The Tenors at the Ritz Carlton Lodge. Reynolds Plantation Properties and Taylor Made Adidas and The Kingdom serve as the official host of the Arians Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.

“When our family decided to start the charity foundation, we did so because the causes were close to our heart,” said Bruce Arians. “We knew to raise the awareness as well as funds for the causes we needed to do a great event at a fantastic location and our Inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic at the Reynolds Plantation is exactly that. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, participants and celebrities that are helping make this a reality and look forward to two great days.”

The Arians Family Foundation supports and develops programs targeting cancer prevention, research and education and strives to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. The Arians Family Foundation supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in making sure that children who are involved in the Court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the love and help they need.

“We are so proud that Coach Arians has entrusted us with hosting this inaugural tournament.  As a Reynolds Plantation property owner and resident at Great Waters we are very excited for him to be able to showcase his home away from home.” said Mark Lammi Vice President, Golf Operations at Reynolds Plantation.     

Confirmed celebrities to date include Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers QB & 2x Super Bowl Champion; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts WR & Super Bowl Champion; David Pollack, ESPN analyst; Frank Beamer, Head Coach of Virginia Tech football; Jerome Bettis, Former Pittsburgh Steelers RB & Super Bowl Champion; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals CB & 2x Pro-Bowl; Dan Mullen, Head Coach of Mississippi State football; Kirby Smart, defensive coordinator for Alabama football; Doug Nussmeier, offensive coordinator for Alabama football; Karlos Dansby, Linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals; Byron Leftwich, Former NFL QB & Super Bowl Champion and more. 


About The Arians Family Foundation:

The Arians Family Foundation (AFF) was created in 2013 by Bruce and Christine Arians for reasons dear to their hearts. Bruce is a cancer survivor and was diagnosed with prostate cancer at a relatively young age. Because of the early detection and treatment, Bruce is now considered cured. The vision for AFF is to not only aid cancer prevention, research and education services, but also promote early detection, as cancer is a frightening diagnosis and a tough road for both the victims and their families. Christine worked for years as a family-law attorney, or as she describes, a “broken-family” attorney. She began working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help ensure that children who are involved in the Court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, received the help they need. The Arians Family Foundation seeks to continue helping others in their life journeys. AFF embodies the vision of a better future for children to live in where they feel safe and loved.

About Reynolds Plantation:

Named the “Best of the Best” Golf Community byRobb Report and the community with the “Best Golf” in America by the editors of GOLF Magazine, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is situated along 374 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee.  Reynolds Plantation features 117 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh.  Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the exclusive TaylorMade Kingdom.  The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, walking trails, four full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus with its award-winning PBI Tennis Center, named 2009 USTA Facility of the Year.  Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.  For more information or real estate inquiries, call (800) 800-5250 or visit www.reynoldsplantation.com.

About Sam Hunt:

Songwriter and artist, Sam Hunt recently co-wrote "Come Over," Kenny Chesney's #1 single, and is currently working on his debut album. He is a Cedartown, Georgia native, and former University of Alabama at Birmingham quarterback.

About The Tenors:

What images come to mind when you hear the word ‘TENOR’? Well chances are, after you hear the brand new album “Lead With Your Heart” from the exhilarating Canadian quartet ‘The Tenors’, your impressions of that word will be redefined, refreshed and enlivened. Since their inception, The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. The music of Canadians Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful, with powerful anthems and beautiful melodies.  In their short career, they have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games.

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