By Delinda Lombardo on
David Ortiz is ready to host his second annual celebrity golf tournament Dec. 3-6 at the prestigious Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. Last year’s event raised more than $300,000 for the David Ortiz Children's Fund, which provides children in New England and the Dominican Republic access to pediatric critical care.
“I wasn’t born having what I’ve got right now,” Ortiz said before last year’s event. “I know how bad people struggle sometimes, needing things that maybe they can never ever get unless somebody like myself or any other athlete puts it together and helps them out. That’s one of the things that I always think about every day. If I can help people out that way, I will. Sometimes you have to sacrifice to do it, but it’s worth it. It’s really worth it.”
The coolest feature of Ortiz’s event though, is the fact that he isn’t leaving anyone out. If you can’t make it to the Dominican Republic, the event will have an online auction. Fans logging on through Dec. 4 will be able to bid on items such as tickets to the sold-out NHL Winter Classic, a chance to attend the Red Sox’s home opener; a Jonas Brothers-signed Yankees jersey and guitar; a trip to Florida to watch Red Sox Spring Training games, and perhaps the best items up for bids, a party with Ortiz at Big Papi’s Grille.
Celebrity guests expected to attend include: Torii Hunter, Alex Rodriguez, Pedro Martinez, Vladimir Guerrero, Clay Buchholz, Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester and Terry Francona, among others.
Copyright © 2009 Look to the Stars
Source: Boston Red Sox