Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic


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, in support of Fred Claire, the Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic and City of Hope’s Head and Neck Cancers 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.


2017 Event Details

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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