Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Weekend Returns To Mohegan Sun


A celebrity golf tournament July 29th-30th and The Beach Boys headlining the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic Charity Concert on July 28th
One of golf’s most celebrated charity events—the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic—returns July 28th-30th, 2013 at Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug.
NFL All-Pro, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and College Football Hall of Famer Ahmad Rashad hosts the 2013 Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic – AhmadRashadCelebrityClassic.com. More than 30 stars of sports and entertainment will participate.  The event includes the Celebrity Team Championship open to spectators on July 30th and the legendary Beach Boys in concert, July 28th in the Mohegan Sun Arena.   
The REACH Foundation and The Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic present The Beach Boys tickets are on-sale at Ticketmaster, ReachConcertSeries.com and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Tickets for The Beach Boys July 28th performance at Mohegan Sun Arena are also available by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
“Together with Ahmad Rashad, we’re committed to creating a world-class celebrity golf and charity event that brings together many of the best celebrity players in golf,” said Ray Pineault, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mohegan Sun.
Since its inception, the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic has raised more than $500,000 for charity. This year, proceeds from the event will benefit The REACH Foundation and its programs.
“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.
The Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic also announced its first celebrity player commitments—Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen, NFL Legend Sterling Sharpe, NBA Champion Ron Harper, Olympic Champions Mike Eruzione and Dan Jansen, Singer/Songwriters Jeffrey Osborne and Javier Colon, Major League Baseball  legend Bobby Valentine, actor Richard Jenkins, ESPN Anchors Jonathan Coachman and Jay Harris, UConn Legends Donny Marshall and Scott Burrell (Players subject to change.)
The Beach Boys iconic song list includes “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Kokomo,” “Surfin’ USA,”  “Help Me, Rhonda,” “409,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and more. The Beach Boys were elected to the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
“The REACH Foundation is thrilled to team up with the Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Classic, its sponsors and Mohegan Sun,” said Mark Wilson, President of The REACH Foundation. “Together this event will help in the REACH Concert Series mission of Saving Lives…Changing Lives…Through Music!”
For celebrity field, starting times and course information and directions visit AhmadRashadCelebrityClassic.com.
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.