Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic

This event is SOLD OUT. You can still support the Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic & City of Hope by bidding on items through the online auctions, or with a donation.

Online Auction Opportunities

In its inaugural year, the Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic is completely SOLD OUT!
As a supporter of City of Hope, we'd like to offer you the exclusive opportunity to participate from wherever you are and win some incredible items generously donated by various partners of the Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic.
GESTURE AUCTION – Text FREDCLAIRE to 52182 to get started!
Auction Open: Tuesday, 8/1 |  Auction Close: Monday, 8/14
This silent auction is easy to use and exclusive to our supporters! No need to be in the room when the auction closes the day of the event, just text FREDCLAIRE to 52182 to take a look at the items up for auction now and start bidding on your favorites. This platform will give you all the info you need, and will notify you via text when new items have been added or when you’ve been outbid, bettering your chances of winning.

ONLINE AUCTION ON CHARITYBUZZ.COM – Once in a lifetime Experiences!
Auction Open: Saturday 8/5 | Auction Close: Wednesday, 8/16
This online auction is your chance to bid on various once-in-a-lifetime packages: lunch with baseball
legends, a private jet for four to golf the Spanish Links, VIP access to ColdPlay at the Rose Bowl, a
Sportsnet LA behind the scenes tour and many more!



Those who wish to donate any amount to the Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic can do so by check or credit card. Make checks payable to the City of Hope and note "Fred Claire Golf"  in the memo portion of the check.

Submit checks to:
City of Hope
Attn: Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic

1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Credit card donations can be made utilizing our secure portal.


Golf Day Schedule

Oakmont Country Club
3100 Country Club Drive
Glendale, CA 91208 (map)
  • 8:30 a.m. - Check In Opens
  • 11 a.m. - Shotgun Start
  • 4:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
  • 4:30 p.m. - Check-in Opens for Dinner Guests
  • 5 p.m. -Dinner & Awards


Sponsorship Opportunities


12 Golfers, logo placement on welcome banner,
premier promotional signage at registration, during
evening program and throughout golf course

8 golfers, promotional signage at registration,
during event program and on golf course

4 Golfers, promotional signage at registration,
during evening program and on the course

Foursome - $5,000 - SOLD OUT
Individual Golfer - $1,250 - SOLD OUT


This list represents both celebrity golfers and supporters who will join us for the event

Joey Amalfitano
Kurt Bevacqua
Rick Burleson
Jim Campanis
Jim Campanis, Jr.
Doug DeCinces
Greg Dobbs
Ron Fairly
Al "The Bull" Ferrara
Mike Garrett
Shawn Green
Mickey Hatcher
Orel Hershiser
Jaime Jarrin
Jay Johnstone
Kenny Landreaux
Tim Leary
Eddie Murray
Wes Parker
Ross Porter
Wally Ritchie
Glendon Rusch
Bill Russell
Ted Sizemore
Reggie Smith
Derrel Thomas
Erick Tracy
Maury Wills
Randy Wolf
Steve Yeager
Matt Young


About Fred Claire


Fred Claire had a route in every city. At home or on the road, he had to get his six miles in every day. As the Dodgers’ general manager from 1987 to 1998, Claire was the rare AARP-eligible jogger crossing the Roebling Bridge into Kentucky from Cincinnati, or tracing the bank of the Allegheny River outside Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, running wherever the baseball schedule took him.

Now 81, Claire remembers being diligent about wearing sunscreen.

“But not the gloss on my lip,” he said.

By January 2015, what looked like a harmless spot on Claire’s lip turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a cancerous manifestation of hundreds of days spent in the sun. He underwent a minor operation to have the cells removed, [but] the cancer returned in August, this time worse than before.

Article by JP Hoornstra, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin


About the Oakmont Country Club


The story of Oakmont Country Club is in many cases a metaphor for the game of golf itself. It is a tale of high ideals and expectations, interrupted by frustrations and even disasters, followed by ultimate triumph. Most of all, it is a story of the grit and determination of generations of men and women who made Oakmont thrive from the Roaring Twenties to the dawn of a new Millennium.

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