May 15, 2014
Examiner.com | by Sarah Hearn
Former Home Improvement co-stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn will host The Screen Actors Guild Foundation 5th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic. The event benefiting its Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs for SAG-AFTRA performers and their families on Monday, June 9, at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.
Tim Allen currently stars in the ABC comedy Last Man Standing and Richard Karn, a recurring guest star on Last Man Standing, recently headlined a regional production of I Ought to Be in Pictures.
The L.A. Golf Classic brings together celebrities and executives from the entertainment industry and beyond to raise vital funds for the SAG Foundation’s charitable initiatives. Presenting Sponsor Integrated Wealth Management will return for its fourth consecutive year. Additional major sponsors include United Airlines, the Carson Foundation and Fairway & Greene.
The 2014 L.A. Golf Classic Host Committee includes Allen and Karn along with Matt Adler, Tom Bower, Jim Casey, Michael Daniels, Mathis Dunn, Greg Ellis, Patrick Fabian, Jay Ferguson, Robert French, Carmine Giovinazzo, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mitch Haber, Robert Hays, Jeff Herold, Dave Hutton, Greg Itzin, Brandt Kuhn, Dan Lauria, Joe Mantegna, Danny Masterson, Jeff Nordling, Kevin Rahm, Pamela Reed, Chris Rich, Erin Scott, Jonathan St. Clair, Ron Perlman, SAG Foundation Executive Director Jill Seltzer, SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams and David White.
With the support of the entertainment community and generous sponsors during the past four L.A. Golf Classics and the inaugural New York Golf Classic, the SAG Foundation has raised over $1.2 million for performers facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship. To assist in this effort, visit golf.sagfoundation.org for registration information and sponsorship packages (limited while availability remains).
“The SAG Foundation’s LA Golf Classic has become the biggest celebrity golf tournament in the country. We have more celebrity golfers playing in our charity fundraiser than any other, which makes us feel tremendously proud because it’s all about actors helping their fellow actors. We work in what can be a very erratic and unsteady profession, so it’s vital we support our own when they fall on hard times. This is our fifth year doing it and it just gets better each year,” says JoBeth Williams, President of the SAG Foundation.