Positive Lives Achieved Through Education and Sports (P.L.A.T.E.S.) is hosting its 1st annual celebrity charity golf classic to raise funds for the revitalization and building of parks, sports complexes and community centers for the betterment of our youth.

Entertainers from sports, music, film and television have answered the call and are ready to hit a hole in one to solve the problem. Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms will provide a pristine backdrop for the golf classic taking place August 12, 2011. In addition to 18 lavish holes of golf, the all-day event will have multiple contests including a hole in one contest, a putting contest, and more. The day will also include a cocktail networking hour and VIP awards dinner honoring event participants and honorary recipients.

With problems like obesity besieging the youth at an alarming rate, it’s important to have safe environments for young people to be active and participate in sports, while learning the discipline and confidence gained by being athletic. The P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation is dedicated to that sole purpose. They promote healthy, athletic activities and help to provide positive learning environments that will enhance the intellectual, cultural and educational needs of our youth and communities.

The founder of P.L.A.T.E.S, Joey “Flawless” Torres, is an entertainment industry veteran and business man who has been actively involved with youth sports as a coach and in the nonprofit sector for well over a decade: “There are times in life when society as a whole need to band together to show support for a cause that is greater than us all. It is my belief that our children are this cause. Now more than ever our children need a foundation. This is where The P.L.A.T.E.S. Foundation would like to step in and take the lead.”

Celebrity slots are filling up quickly with compassionate entertainers who are strong proponents for the future generation. Confirmed celebrities include: Aimee Garcia (Off The Map & Trauma), Benny Nieves (Castle, Weeds), Carlos Oscar (Comedian), Dawnn Lewis (Futurama), Derrick Kosinski (MTV Real World – Road Rules Challenge), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy & Next Day Air), Esai Morales (Jericho, NYPD Blue, 24), George Eads (CSI Las Vegas), Joe Grande (Radio Personality), Kenny Johnson (Sons of Anarchy & The Shield), Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy & Days of Our Lives), Wesley Jonathan (90210, Steppin The Movie, B-Girl), Zab Judah (Boxing Welter Weight Champion of the World), Chris Cole (Professional Skateboarder & X Games Gold Medalist), Corbin Harris (TV Personality & Professional Skateboarder), Brandon Biebel (Professional Skateboarder), Brendan Fehr (Bones & CSI Miami), Kamar De Los Reyes (One Life To Live, Salt) and Tito Ortiz (Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion).
Harley Davidson is sponsoring the special hole in one contest and the winner will receive a 2011 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe. Individual and team playing spots are filling up quickly.

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