Clay Walker’s charity golf tournament was a big hit as the inaugural Clay Walker Charity Classic raised over $72,000 to benefit his non-profit charity Band Against MS (BAMS).
Our first BAMS Charity golf event was more successful than we could have hoped for! Not only did we raise over $72,000 for BAMS, but we all got to spend three days in the California sunshine on the greatest golf courses in the world we are thrilled to announce that our inaugural tournament was a huge success, said Walker.
The tournament, held June 30 through July 2, 2008 at Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California, featured three competitive rounds of golf, an awards ceremony, a very special performance by Walker and his band and a live auction which included autographed instruments and items from Miley Cyrus, Kevin Costner, Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, and The Eagles.
Recognized around the globe, Pebble Beach has played host to four U.S. Open Championships, the Annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM and is consistently rated as one of the worlds top golf destinations. Its courses include Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Throughout the tournament, Walker and his guests made the trek across each beautiful course, enjoying not only the game of golf but also the great cause the event stands for.
In 1996, Walker was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Determined to combat the disease and improve the lives of those living with it, Walker established Band Against MS in 2003. BAMS ultimate goals are to fund important research programs and provide educational information for those living with the debilitating disease. Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system, plagues 2.5 million people.
Band Against MS is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing education material for those living with MS as well as funding research that may one day lead to a cure. For more information visit www.bandagainstms.org.
source: Webster and Associates Public Relations