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The 2009 San Diego Celebrity Classic is set to take place at Morgan Run Resort & Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA on April 24-26, 2009, to raise money for San Diego charities.

The yearly event attracts the best-of-the-best celebrity golfers and has raised more than $1M for local San Diego charities since it’s inception in 1999. This year’s celebrity line up features over 50 great celebrities and athletes, including: Drew Brees, Jerry Rice, Ray Romano, Goose Gossage, Nate Kaeding, Brett Saberhagen, Bode Miller, Jim Everett, Grant Fuhr and many others.

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Ray Romano is routinely asked to take part in celebrity golf events, yet chooses the San Diego Celebrity Classic as his favorite: “Well, you know, I get asked to do a lot of them, and unfortunately I can’t, and this one is for a great cause, it’s run great, it’s fun, it’s always fun. So I make this the one that I do,” he told Integrated Sports Marketing. “I guess I’ve done it every year but one for like the last 8 or 9 years. So it is important. If I can help out just by playing golf, it doesn’t get any better than that. So I try to do what I can, but I always try to do this one. And my goal is not to come in last.”

Rady Children’s Hospital has once again been named as this years’ beneficiary, while auction proceeds will support the Brooke Humphries Fund. Former San Diego Chargers quarterback, Stan Humphries, established the fund after his daughter underwent life saving open-heart surgery at San Diego Children’s Hospital in 1998.

For more information and a complete list of confirmed celebrities, visit the SD Celebrity Classic website

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