The date is set and the greens are ready for the Sixth Annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, to be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at The Golf Club of Newcastle in Newcastle, Washington. This year’s presenting sponsor is Key Bank and the charity tournament will raise funds for Special Olympics Washington, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue and other local children’s organizations through the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation. Last year’s Golf Classic raised over $240,000 and helped fund over 13 children’s charities in need.

The Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic brings together friends from the sports and entertainment industries to “tee it up” for charity. The Golf Classic matches foursomes with a celebrity for a day of golf on the picturesque Golf Club at Newcastle. Golfers will compete for prizes from start to finish, enjoy great food and beverages on the course and be treated to the BackSwing Bash Happy Hour and Dinner Auction that evening. The BackSwing Bash will include a live auction featuring unique sports memorabilia; one-of-a-kind experiences, like golf for four at POTUS’ country club and amazing trips to Super Bowl XLVII and the 2013 Pro Bowl. A celebrity-studded VIP Appreciation Party will be held at Joey Restaurants in Bellevue the night before the tournament, on Sunday, June 24.

Celebrities that have participated in prior Golf Classics include:

Bill Russell, Marshall Faulk, Lenny Wilkens, Jay Buhner, Roy Jones, Jr., Jeff Foxworthy, Detlef Schrempf, Slick Watts, Rich Eisen, Lawyer Milloy, Matt Hasselbeck, Michael Irvin, Hugh Millen, Jordan Babineaux, John Carlson, Sonny Sixkiller, and Ray Pinney.

Sponsorships are still available at most levels for this exclusive event. Please contact Casey Kennedy at (206) 396-4441 for more information.

The Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization created in 2005 to support children in need, primarily in three target areas: children from low socio-economic backgrounds, mentally and/or physically challenged children and children at risk. The Foundation affords young individuals the opportunity to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. The Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation strives to lend support to charities and children’s organizations through monetary grants and increased community awareness, empowering organizations to help children improve their lives by: building and instilling confidence; encouraging health, wellness and safety; fostering learning opportunities; and using the sport of football as a springboard to talk about life and life lessons.  Since 2005, the Foundation has raised over 1.3 million dollars for over 50 children’s organizations in need. For more information, please visit

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