Celebs Joining Pro Golfers To Take Swing At Cancer
First Published: December 11, 2008 8:30 PM EST Credit: AP
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- A slew of celebrities are slated to take a swing at cancer research.
Stars including Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Andy Garcia, James Caan, Don Cheadle, Kyle MacLachlan, Tim Allen, Jack Wagner, Michael Chiklis and Peter Gallagher will hit the links on December 15 alongside professional golfers such as Phil Mickelson, Morgan Pressel, and Johnny Miller at the Callaway Golf Foundation’s annual tournament at the famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
The celebrities will be teamed with the pros to raise money for the Entertainment Industry Foundation‘s research programs for preventative tests and therapies for ovarian, breast, colon and prostate cancers.
For Wahlberg, it won’t be his first round with the pros – in an interview with PGATour.com in 2006, he called his best golfing moment teeing off with Ernie Els.
“[Golf is] the best thing that’s ever happened to me, aside from God and my family,” he said at the time, adding that he plays “every chance I get.”
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