The 8th Annual Hack n’ Smack Kerry Daveline Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic supporting Melanoma research teed off in California today.
Co-founded by Kevin E. West and Michael Moynahan, the tournament includes celebrity golfers such as Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Dennis Haysbert (The Unit), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), John Schneider (Smallville), Kevin Sorbo (Andromeda/Hercules), Vanessa Branch (Pirates of the Caribbean), Annie Wersching (24), Shawn Ryan (Chicago Code), Dave Coulier (Full House), Stephen Full (I’m in the Band), Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights), Jeffrey Nordling (Desperate Housewives), Jeremy Ratchford (Cold Case), Paula Trickey (The O.C.), Gregory Itzin (24/Mentalist), Robert Torti (Suite Life of Zach and Cody), Thomas Nicholas (American Pie), Richard Karn (Home Improvement), Eric Martsolf (Days of our Lives), Leann Hunley (Days of Our Lives), Galen Gering (Days of Our Lives), Kate Linder (Young and the Restless), David Naughton (Makin’ It), Scott Elrod (Men in Trees), Matthew Borlenghi (Jeff Foxworthy Show), Harold Greene (CBS/KCAL), Ryan Mathews (NFL-Chargers), Seyi Ajirotutu (NFL-Chargers), Lorenzo Neal (NFL-Chargers), Chuck Muncie (NFL-Chargers), Thomas Williams (Carolina Panthers), Stephen Bishop (Moneyball), Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) and many more.
The Actors’ Network has been the host of the Hack n’ Smack Celebrity Golf Classic in memory of Kerry Daveline for six years.
Featured in Southland Golf Magazine as one of SoCal’s best Celebrity Golf Tournaments, year after year the Hack n’ Smack attracts celebrities and many others at the exclusive El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, for a day of golf while raising awareness and money for an important cause.
The Hack n’ Smack benefits the Department of Dermatology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.
Every hour of every day, melanoma kills someone in the U.S. With over 53,000 new cases a year, it is in epidemic growth. The incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer; Melanoma is the most common cancer in adults ages 20-30; Yet melanoma research receives less than 10% of the funding than other forms of cancer research from the federal government.
Find out more about the event here.