It’s a month away and there’s still quite a bit of basketball to be played before then, but I thought I’d pass along some information on Jordan Farmar’s charity golf event this summer. For $100 you can tee off with the Lakers point guard or check out some of Lamar Odom’s clothing line at the accompanying fashion show.
Pretty decent foundation Jordan has got going… check out the rest of the release below:
Los Angeles Lakers star Jordan Farmar and friends are coming together for two days this summer for the inaugural Jordan Farmar Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala benefiting The Jordan Farmar Foundation. A few of the projects in which the foundation is involved include Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Seeds of Peace Camp, Peres Peace Center Basketball Clinics, and more.
The Gala will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at TenTen Wilshire in downtown L.A. and the Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 at the prestigious Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
With the help of partners that include adidas, Venom Energy Drinks, Chipotle, Core Performance, Golden Bird, Ed Hardy Eyewear, Visa Black Card, Ecover, Los Angeles Lakers, and many more, the Jordan Farmar Foundation plans to donate the funds to a few specially selected charitable organizations and projects.
An array of celebrities and athletes have been invited to lend their time and golf skills to raise awareness and funds, including comedian/actor George Lopez, musician/actor Justin Timberlake, actors Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Rob Morrow, soccer icon Mia Hamm, musician Flea, MLB greats Kenny Lofton, Royce Clayton and Darryl Strawberry, UCLA coach Ben Howland, Lakers’ teammates Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Luke Walton, Trevor Ariza, Derek Fisher, and others.
The Golf Classic and Gala also invites the general public to give back by purchasing a spot or foursome in the golf tournament and/or purchasing tickets to the Gala featuring a live music performance by a special guest, a fashion show featuring Lamar Odom’s clothing line Astor and Black, Elevee Clothing, Lrg, and more. A limited number of tickets, both VIP and general, are now on sale for the Gala and a limited number of single and foursome golf spots are available now.
“I’ve been given a great opportunity to give back to the community I grew up in,” said Farmar, a Taft High School standout, UCLA star and now, Lakers point guard. “With the help of my friends, sponsors, community leaders, and fellow Angelenos, we can all work together to create goodwill and raise awareness and funds to give the less fortunate more in this world.”
General admission tickets for the Gala are $100 with VIP tickets at $125 and are on sale now as well as golf tournament single spots and foursomes. To participate in the Gala and/or Golf Tournament, please visit Jordan’s website ( HYPERLINK “http://www.farmarlive.com” www.farmarlive.com) or call 310.473.5445. All tax-deductible proceeds will benefit The Jordan Farmar Foundation.
About The Jordan Farmar Foundation
The Jordan Farmar Foundation was established in 2008 in order to make a positive impact on the community that Jordan grew up in. The Jordan Farmar Foundation supports charitable programs that build value, develop character, create opportunities, and foster positive attitudes, with an emphasis on youth programs in Southern California.
A few of the projects in which the foundation is involved in include Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Seeds of Peace Camp, Peres Peace Center Basketball Clinics, and more.