September 9, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com | by Movies News Desk
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is excited to announce award-winning actor and SAG Foundation Board Member Ron Perlman will return to host their 2nd Annual New York Golf Classic on Monday, September 29 at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester.
The New York Golf Classic is a major fundraiser that brings together celebrities and executives, from the entertainment industry and beyond, to raise vital funds for the SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs benefiting SAG-AFTRA performers and their families. Presenting sponsor Integrated Wealth Management has signed on for the second year after sponsoring the inaugural New York Golf Classic in 2013.
Ron Perlman, a Golden Globe winning actor with starring roles in Hellboy, Drive, Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy, has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. As told in his memoir, EASY STREET (the Hard Way), in stores September 30, his tale demonstrates the power of persistence.
“I remember how tough the tough times were and how grateful I would have been if someone had offered me a leg up. It’s why the work of the SAG Foundation really resonates with me. It’s an important organization that steps up when my sisters and brothers need it most,” said Ron Perlman. “I’m honored to host this tournament again. It’s getting to be a habit — a good one – I think I’ll stick with it.”
Joining Perlman on the golf course will be Jace Alexander (Rescue Me; Law & Order), Ben Bailey (30 Rock), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Clifton Davis (Any Given Sunday; Amen), D’Monroe (Boardwalk Empire), Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris), Joe Grifasi (Law & Order), Alan Kalter (The Late Show with David Letterman), Erik Laray Harvey (Boardwalk Empire), Dan Lauria (Sullivan & Son; Hot in Cleveland), James McCaffrey (Rescue Me; Revenge), James McDaniel (The Good Wife; Orange is the New Black), Michael O’Keefe (Roseanne; King & Maxwell), Kevin O’Rourke (Boardwalk Empire; Veep), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), David Rasche (Ugly Betty; Veep), Ernie Sabella (The Lion King; The Practice), Stephanie Szostak (Satisfaction), Rich Vos (Last Comic Standing; Chappelle’s Show).
“Don’t believe everything you see on TV’s Sons of Anarchy. Ron Perlman is alive and well and back by popular demand to host our 2nd New York Golf Classic. Ron is truly committed to helping his fellow actors who’ve been hit with catastrophic illness of injury. He’s an actor’s actor in all ways and we’re thrilled to have him host our tournament,” said JoBeth Williams, President of the SAG Foundation.
“Integrated Wealth Management is proud to be returning as the presenting sponsor of the SAG Foundation’s 2nd New York Golf Classic,” said Jim Casey, President and CEO of Integrated Wealth Management. “We’re here to support the SAG Foundation and its mission to provide critical medical and financial assistance to professional performers and their families when serious setbacks arise.”
With the support of the entertainment community and its generous sponsors, the SAG Foundation has been able to raise more than $1.5 million from both its Los Angeles and New York Golf Classics over THE PAST five years for its Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs. Please visit golf.sagfoundation.org for registration information and sponsorship packages (limited while availability remains).