Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 18:02
The White County Celebrity Golf Tournament for 2014 is April 14-15th. The event will again be conducted at the Innsbruck Golf Club in Helen.
The Innsbruck Golf Club is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, and a scenic drive from Atlanta. The facility is located in the Alpine community of Helen and offers some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Georgia. Innsbruck is a championship golf course designed by Bill Watts and was voted "One of the Best Resort Courses in the Country" by Golf Digest. Innsbruck was designed to be a challenging round for the avid golfer, as well as a pleasant round for the novice while keeping the natural terrain with its abundance of local wildlife.
This event, benefiting the United Way of White county, is the largest fund raiser of the year, and proceeds help fund over 18 White County charitable agencies. This year, the United Way of White County was able to allocate $80,000 to local agencies, due in large part to this tournament. 98% of the funds raised and allocated stay in White County through the United Way.
Honorary Chairman, Darrel Chaney, himself a former Major League baseball player, coordinates the teams and helps match 3 players with a team Celebrity Captain.
Over forty teams participated in 2013 and he event was a huge success with Atlanta media taking a big interest with live news coverage.
The night before the tournament, celebrities, players, and the public gather for a reception at Bigg Daddys American Tavern and Restaurant, next door to the Best Western in Helen, to collect autographs and share stories of home runs and touchdowns! Team players bid for the celebrity they would like to play with. The reception and dinner at Bigg Daddys begins at 5.30 pm and the public is invited.