Thursday, May 19, 2011
Golf and Guitars IV Ends Up A Wet And Wild Success
Just like the old mailman creed, come rain, come snow, come hail or sleet... Golf & Guitars IV went off without any major hitches under last-minute circus tents and was another giant success story for Sacramento.
16 major-label country music artists and groups attended the event and the sell-out 5 hour plus concert was amazing. Singer/songwriters across the stage included:
Love & Theft
Jason Michael Carroll
Restless Heart's Larry Stewart
The Dirt Drifters
The event kicked off that morning as tournament participants enjoyed a rainy and drizzly tournament round with a major label country music act or sports celebrity. The evening continued with the chance to bid on an astounding array of celebrity items and one-of-a-kind event packages. Topping the evening was a performance by all of the artists - nearly five hours of music.
100% of the net funds are donated between two children's-oriented non-profit charities. The mission of the Morton Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, is to provide golf programs that provide exercise in a healthy outdoor environment, to create a recreational environment that builds lasting personal development and that seamlessly introduces life’s core values of the great game of golf to the youth, disabled and underserved communities in the Sacramento region. The Keaton Raphael Memorial, is also a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. Over $150,000 has now been raised in Golf & Guitars events.
Here is some audio clips from some of the artists at this year's events.