Celebrity Weekend features New England’s Biggest Celebrity Golf Event and Concerts
One of golf’s most celebrated charity events—the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic—returns July 26th-29th 2012 at Mohegan Sun.
NFL All-Pro, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and College Football Hall of Famer Ahmad Rashad hosts the 2012 Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic. More than 40 stars of sports and entertainment will participate. The event includes Celebrity Pro-Ams, Celebrity Team Championship open to spectators and a new charity concert in the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic also returns with a new shining twist—The REACH Foundation Charity Concert 70’s Soul Jam, which features the legendary chart-topping bands The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr, The Chi Lites, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, The Dramatics and The Manhattans. Together, they have more than 25 BillBoard hits. REACH Foundation Charity Concert tickets go on sale June 15 and will be available through ticketmaster.com and reachconcertseries.com
“The REACH Foundation is thrilled to team up with the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic, its sponsors and Mohegan Sun,” said Mark Wilson, President, The REACH Foundation. “Together this event will help in the REACH Concert Series mission of Saving Lives…Changing Lives…Through Music!”
REACH has committed proceeds from the Ahmad Rashad event to benefit the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center in Hartford, Conn., supporting the building of the new outdoor community basketball court and the purchase of land for a community garden. The REACH Charity Concert also supports The First Tee of Connecticut.
“It’s all about building a first-class, all-star event that works for the players, charities and the fans in New England,” said Rashad. “I’m am very excited to announce The REACH Foundation will be our official charity with added support going to The First Tee of Connecticut,”
Limited Celebrity Pro-Am spots and sponsorships are also available. For Celebrity Pro-Am spots and sponsorships packages, please call 860.674.5224.
About The Reach Foundation:
The REACH Foundation is a 501.c.3 corporation created by Mark and Wendy Wilson in 2000 to help children physically, financially, and socially in need. Originally established to provide college and vocational scholarships and continuing education grants, the Foundation also supports programs that encourage social and civic responsibility both in and out of the classroom.
About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.