Fresh Start takes a swing to help children

RANCHO SANTA FE — Sign up now and join celebrities Alfonso Ribeiro and Grant Show along with sport legends Jermaine Dye, Hank Bauer, David Justice, Eric Dickerson as they tee up for the 21st annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Morgan Run Club & Resort, 5690 Cancha De Golf.The two-day event, March 10 and March 11, will be hosted by Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit with a mission to change the lives of children with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery. To register for the Golf Classic or for more information on Fresh Start, visit

The festivities begin March 10 with a pre-party reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m., as well as live and silent auctions with items like a Skate Experience for eight with Tony Hawk at the Quiksilver skate park, a Kevin Correia Pitching Experience and a men’s Corum Admirals Cup Watch and more.

The next day each foursome will be paired with a celebrity or professional athlete for a day of golf. Registration for the Celebrity Golf Classic begins at 9 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Groups will be able to participate in contests at each hole and giveaways.

“We are so excited for this year’s Celebrity Golf Classic and are really looking forward to a successful and fun-filled day on the green,” said Michelle Pius, director of Major Gifts at Fresh Start. “And that’s part of what makes this event so special, its two days of excitement, 18 holes, and an entire community coming together for one incredible cause — to give disadvantaged children a fresh start at life.”

Limited spots for the tournament and sponsorship opportunities for this exciting event are still available.