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LAcarGUY Celebrates 12 Years Of Supporting The Los Angeles Lakers Celebrity Golf Invitational

May 10, 2012 lacarguy Charity Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments
For 22 years the Los Angeles Lakers have held a Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money for their Youth Foundation.  2012 marks the 12th year in a row that LAcarGUY has been a major supporter of the event, which was held on April 23rd at the Riviera Country Club

The Lakers Youth Foundation raises money to provide educational, athletic and recreational opportunities for Los Angeles area youth.

During the event, there was an auction held to raise additional money, and a bidding war developed between Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant and LAcarGUY’s Mike Sullivan for 25% ownership in a race horse!

The race horse started off with a few bids from fans, but then Kobe Bryant started bidding. Then Pau Gasol started bidding and it went all the way up to $8,000 for 25% ownership of the horse, which of course was made by the winner, Kobe Bryant.  After the horse was awarded to the Kobe, Pau Gasol and Mike Sullivan approached Kobe and still wanted to get in on the horse, so they put up another $8,000 for ownership of the horse!

Lakers 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament presented by LAcarGuy

April 5, 2011 lacarguy LAcarGUY News & Events, mike sullivan Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

On Monday, March 22, the Los Angeles Lakers held their 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Invitational and Dinner presented by LAcarGUY at the Riviera Country Club. With strong support from corporate sponsors, the team raised over $175,000 for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation.

Approximately 140 Golfers enjoyed a sunny Southern California afternoon at the world renowned Riviera Country Club, which was in terrific condition as it recently hosted the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open in February. Sponsors had the opportunity to play golf alongside Lakers Legends Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, James Worthy and Mitch Kupchak.

After golf, Phil Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the entire Lakers team attended the cocktail reception and awards dinner. Lakers players Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol joined host Joel Meyers in addressing the audience and answering questions.

Much of the $175,000 was raised during the live auction, which featured: Lakers floor seats and trips to Europe and Hawaii, and the silent auction, which featured: memorabilia jewelry and vacation packages.

“This year we were able to raise more money for the Foundation than in any of our past nineteen golf tournaments,” said Janie Drexel, Director of Charitable Services. “Especially in such a difficult economic time, we are pleased and thankful for the support of our corporate sponsors, who enjoyed interacting with the Lakers players and legends throughout the event.”

The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation’s goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations based on need. With the Foundation’s focus on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth, the fundraising directly supports these initiatives by providing financial assistance to children and local youth programs.
Mike Sullivan and LAcarGUY have sponsored the Laker Youth Foundation event for the last three years and plan to continue this new, exciting tradition. Mike is not only a huge Laker basketball fan for many years, but continues to support underprivileged youth throughout the Los Angeles.