“Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic” Set for September 23 at
Château Élan Winery & Resort in Atlanta
Second Annual Event to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Stars and Sports Celebs Teeing Off Include
Craig Campbell, Ira Dean, Jamey Johnson, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Kelley, Charles Kelley, Larry the Cable Guy, Adrian Young, Laura Bell Bundy, LoCash Cowboys, Tyler Farr, The LACS
Chipper Jones (MLB), Brian Finnera
n (NFL), Corey Miller (NFL), Kyle Petty (NASCAR), Pro Golfers Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley, Dustin Johnson, Harris English, Scott Brown, Tommy Gainey. and William McGirt
Nashville, TN (September 12, 2013) – Country star, Georgia native and former professional golfer, Colt Ford, is hosting his second annual “Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic” on September 23 at the luxurious Château Élan Winery & Resort just outside of Atlanta, GA. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help continue their mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. This fundraising event includes a celebrity long drive competition, silent auction, and golf tournament followed by an All-Star Jam in the evening.
Stars and celebrities lending their support to Colt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital include Jamey Johnson, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Kelley, Craig Campbell, Ira Dean, Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum, Larry the Cable Guy, Laura Bell Bundy, LoCash Cowboys, The LACS, Tyler Farr, and others. Celebs from the sports world attending include Chipper Jones (MLB), Brian Finneran (NFL), Corey Miller (NFL), Kyle Petty (NASCAR), Pro golfers Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley, Dustin Johnson, Harris English, Scott Brown, Tommy Gainey and William McGirt.
“My heart goes out to all the kids at St. Jude and their families,” commented Ford. “The tournament has really grown this year, and I’m proud that so many of my friends are coming out to support the cause.”
For more information, visit www.ColtFordGolf.com.
About Colt Ford
“Ride Through the Country,” Colt’s breakthrough album released in 2008, is being re-released October 1, 2013, in celebration of the 5th Year Anniversary of Colt’s own independent record label, Average Joes Entertainment. Colt’s previous album, “Declaration of Independence,” debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s “Top Country Albums” chart, and included the hit, “Back,” a collaboration with Jake Owen. In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over one million albums, millions more song downloads, has nearly one million Facebook fans and over 15 million YouTube views. Colt was also recently featured in a two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal. In October, 2013, Colt will embark on a 34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional Golfer and resides with his family in Athens, GA. www.ColtFord.com
About St. Jude
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.