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Published on Apr 10, 2012
New Orleans Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees spoke to the media Tuesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. about the upcoming 2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship. The press conference was at the new venue for the tournament, La Costa Resort and Spa.
The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship will take place on May 18-20. Since its inception in 1999, the tournament, formerly known as the Celebrity Classic hosted by Stan Humphries, has raised more than $1 million on behalf of numerous San Diego-based charities.
The tournament will feature more than 50 top celebrity golfers. The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship is comprised of a celebrity-amateur tournament (Friday and Saturday, May 18-19) and a 36-hole celebrity competition (Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20), featuring more than 50 celebrity golfers competing for a projected purse of $100,000 and the coveted Drew Brees Celebrity Championship trophy.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won the 2011 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship with an impressive 5-under par. Other past winners include standouts from entertainment and professional sports greats: Jack Wagner (2010), Jack Marin (2009), Mickey Tettleton (2008), Rick Rhoden (2000, 2002, 2003, 2007), Grant Fuhr (2006), Andy Van Slyke (2005), Brian Kinchen (2004), Trent Dilfer (2001), and Dan Quinn (1999).
The Brees Dream Foundation distributed more than $181,000 from monies raised at the 2011 Drew Brees Celebrity Championship to Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pacific South Coast Chapter.