HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Web.com Tour and Ellie Mae announced today the teams for the upcoming 2018 Ellie Mae Classic Celebrity Shootout Presented by Lucky Supermarkets. The Celebrity Shootout takes place on Monday, August 6 at 4:50pm and kicks off the week-long golf tournament at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California. Bay Area Lucky Supermarket locations will be selling Celebrity Shootout tickets that include a good-any-one-day Ellie Mae Classic tournament ticket. Ellie Mae Classic Tournament tickets are also available on the Tickets & Parking section of the Ellie Mae Classic website.
Preceding Thursday’s opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic, which will feature the anticipated return of Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry, six teams of celebrities from Bay Area sports franchises will compete in a five-hole shootout with the winning team earning $15,000 for the charity of their choosing.
The following teams will participate in the Celebrity Shootout Presented by Lucky Supermarkets:
Golden State Warriors: Andre Iguodala, Lisa Goodwin, Jonnie West
with final player to be announced at a later date
Oakland Athletics: Dallas Braden, Jose Canseco, Jed Lowrie, Stephen Piscotty
Oakland Raiders: Josh Taves, Barry Sims, Charlie Smith, Sam Williams
San Francisco 49ers: Dwaine Board, Victor Escobar, John Paye, Eric Wright
San Francisco Giants: Kevin Frandsen, Erik Johnson, Darren Lewis, Randy Winn
San Jose Earthquakes: Magnus Eriksson, Nick Lima, Chris Wehan, Chris Wondolowski
“We are thrilled to provide a fan-friendly platform for beloved Bay Area sports star-power to play in a fun, yet competitive shootout for a great cause,” said Trish Gregovich, Ellie Mae Classic Tournament Director. “Golf is the sport that unites all others and our Shootout participants are competitive by nature. None of the Shootout players have made their name on the golf course though, so it will be fun and riveting to see an array of elite athletes meet on neutral ground. The opportunity to deliver a check to the charity of their choice makes victory that much sweeter.”
The Celebrity Shootout is not the only charitable aspect of the tournament, as the Warriors Community Foundation serves as the event’s main charitable beneficiary. Charity plays a key role in every PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, with other Ellie Mae charities also benefiting. The TOUR and its tournaments generated a record $180 million for charity in 2017, in turn elevating the all-time total donated to charity to $2.65 billion.
The Ellie Mae Classic tournament schedule includes the following:
Monday, August 6 – Ellie Mae Community Pro-Am Presented by HousingWire
and Ellie Mae Classic Celebrity Shootout Presented by Lucky Supermarkets
Wednesday, August 8 – Official Pro-Am
Thursday, August 9 – Tournament Round 1 & Executive Women’s Day
Friday, August 10 – Tournament Round 2
Saturday, August 11 – Tournament Round 3 & Family Day
Sunday, August 12 – Final Tournament Round & Military Appreciation Day Presented by BBMC Mortgage
For more information on the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae, including the schedule of events, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit EllieMaeClassic.com.
For more information on the Web.com Tour, please visit PGATOUR.com.
About Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, lower origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.
About The Warriors Community Foundation
The Warriors Community Foundation supports education and youth development for low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has generated over $9 million in direct impact, including grants to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties. The Foundation also rebuilds public basketball courts around the Bay Area. To date, more than 70 courts have been refurbished, helping to revitalize local schools, parks and neighborhoods. Finally, the Foundation donates thousands of tickets each season to schools and nonprofits that serve children and families, helping share the joy and excitement of Warriors home games. The Foundation is sustained by generous contributions from Warriors owners, players, partners and fans. Learn more at www.warriors.org.
About TPC Stonebrae Country Club
TPC Stonebrae Country Club opened in 2007 and sits 1,500 feet above the San Francisco Bay on Walpert Ridge, providing a 75 mile wide view of the beautiful Northern California coastline. Members of this private club are tested by an American Links layout that rises and falls along ridge tops and across ravines. Designed by Scottish Golf Course Architect David McLay Kidd, TPC Stonebrae has established itself as one of the most unique and challenging tests of golf in Northern California. For more information about TPC Stonebrae please visit www.stonebrae.com.
About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 450 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and seven PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
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About Lucky Supermarkets
With 70 store locations, Lucky Supermarkets is a name residents of the greater Bay Area have known for decades. The Save Mart Companies, the parent company of Lucky Supermarkets, is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products ensuring that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company employs more than 14,000 team members and operates 208 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of FoodMaxx, Lucky, Lucky California and Save Mart. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock. For more information on the company, please visit: www.TheSaveMartCompanies.com.