The Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic was created in 2017 to bring celebrities together with life-long fans and committed supporters to raise funds for City of Hope. Led by Fred Claire and with the support of various media partners, this campaign has raised over $200,000 for City of Hope’s Head and Neck Cancers Department and that number is still climbing! Your donation will be added to this running total and this year the proceeds will go to both City of Hope's Head & Neck Cancer Department and the Thyroid Cancer Department.
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
9 a.m. - Check In Opens
11 a.m. - Shotgun Start
5 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m. - Dinner & Awards
Elite Sponsorship $25,000
16 golfers, preferred logo placement on welcome banner, premier promotional signage at registration, during evening program and throughout golf course.
Platinum Sponsorship $16,000
12 golfers, logo placement on welcome banner, premier promotional signage at registration, during evening program and throughout golf course.
Gold Sponsorship $12,000
8 golfers, promotional signage at registration, during event program and on golf course.
Silver Sponsorship $6,000
4 golfers, promotional signage at registration, during evening program and on the course.
Single Player $1,250
Dinner Ticket $100
Dinner Sponsor $10,000
Reception Sponsor $5,000
Beverage Station $2,500
Closest to the pin $1,500
Hole in One $1,500
Tee/Green Sponsor $750
*Presenting Title Sponsorship available upon request
List of celebrity golfers - TBD
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