Rock and Sports Stars Plan Celebrity Rock-n-Golf Tournament

(PR) For what will be the biggest rock 'n' roll celebrity golf tournament to hit the Nashville scene, and serving as the unofficial kick-off to CMA Awards week, Rivergate Studios (which is co-owned by Chris Henderson [3 Doors Down] and Bobby Capps [38 Special]) will be holding its first annual Celebrity Rock-n-Golf Tournament on Monday, November 9, 2009.

The event will take place at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, TN, with an after party/all-star jam at 12th & Porter in Nashville, TN. The after party jam session is exclusive to the golf tournament participants.

All proceeds will go to Lyrics For Life, a charity founded by Ken Block of Sister Hazel which benefits pediatric cancer patients and their families. Packages are going quickly, with only a few more foursomes available at this time. A celebrity will be paired with each foursome participating for rounds of five man scramble.

Individuals or foursomes interested in participating should sign up quickly (at www.rivergatestudios.net) to reserve one of the remaining slots, as they are expected to sell out soon. Interested sponsors can also contact wickedcoolevents@gmail.com for more information.

Players can join their favorite celebrities from the worlds of rock and country music, as well as sports. So far, the following are confirmed for the event (with more still expected to confirm participation:

Gary Allan - country music star
Bobby Capps - 38 Special
Danny Chauncey - 38 Special
Chris Henderson - 3 Doors Down
Greg Upchurch - 3 Doors Down
Matt Roberts - 3 Doors Down
Drew Copeland - Sister Hazel
Jett Beres - Sister Hazel
Ryan Newell - Sister Hazel
David Tolliver - Halfway To Hazard
Chad Warrix - Halfway To Hazard
Ricky Phillips - Styx (Bad English, The Babys)
Billy Greer - Kansas
Kenny Olson - The Motorflys (formerly with Kid Rock)
Wes Scantlin - Puddle Of Mudd
Ira Dean - solo artist, country music songwriter (formerly with Trick Pony)
Gunnar Nelson - Nelson
Simon Kirke - Bad Company
Debbe Dunning - Tool Time Girl on "Home Improvement"
Bill Leverty - Firehouse
Michael Foster - Firehouse
Mark Farner - Grand Funk Railroad
Mark Slaughter - Slaughter

John Rocker - Atlanta Braves
Pete Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals/Ohio State Hall of Fame/All Century Team
Tony Rice - star QB for Notre Dame; 1988 National Championship
Ickey Woods - Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals
Derrick Brooks - Linebacker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Anthony McFarland - Defensive Tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts
Vernon Wells - Centerfield, Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Millar - First Base, Toronto Blue Jays
Wesley Walls - 3-time NFL Pro Bowl Tight End
Rocky Calmus - former Tennessee Titans Linebacker/Butkus Award winner at Oklahoma

Says Capps of the event: "I am very lucky to have had some good things happen for me in my life. In celebration of that, I wanted to give something back. Lyrics for Life is a great foundation with a wonderful leader. We are throwing a party to raise money for kids with cancer. It's a win-win combo."

Executive Director of Lyrics For Life, Cynthia Cochrane, is equally excited about the opportunity. "We are thrilled that Rivergate Studios is supporting Lyrics For Life with their event," says Cochrane. "Bobby and Chris have always been supportive, and we are so excited for the opportunity to build on this partnership. Lyrics For Life has always been believed in the power of music to help and heal, so this is an ideal synergistic fit."

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