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2011 Pacific University Legends Golf Classic Hosted By KISS' Tommy Thayer Announced

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 11:29 AM


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The stars will be out again in force to support of Pacific University Athletics this summer as the University's Legends Golf Classic returns for a fifth year of music, dinner and exciting golf with some of the biggest names in the business.

The 2011 Pacific University Legends Golf Classic, hosted by Tommy Thayer, takes place on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1. Sunday's dinner, auction and celebrity concert will take place at the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., with Monday's golf tournament teeing off at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club in Aloha.

Thayer, a member of the Pacific University Board of Trustees and the lead guitarist for the legendary rock group KISS, headlines the star-studded field of legends from the worlds of golf, sports, music and entertainment. Over the first four years of the tournament, Thayer and his friends have raised nearly $500,000 to support Pacific University's 21-sport intercollegiate athletics program.

Among those celebrities scheduled to join Thayer for the 2011 Pacific University Legends Golf Classic include:

- Robby Krieger, guitarist and songwriter from the legendary rock group, THE DOORS. Krieger penned some of the band's best known songs, including 'Light My Fire', 'Touch Me' and 'Love Her Madly'.

- Don Felder, lead guitarist of the legendary rock group, the EAGLES. He wrote the group's best known hit, 'Hotel California', toured during the band's heyday and recorded on the group's biggest albums.

- Nick Simmons is the son of 2010 Legends Golf Classic participants Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. Known for his work on the reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, he has also done voiceover work for the Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken and provided vocals for Bruce Kulick's single, 'Hand Of The King'. Simmons is currently a student at another Division III institution, Pitzer College, in Claremont, Calif.

The event opens on July 31, at Nike's Tiger Wood Center, with a dinner and silent and live auctions featuring memorabilia from the music and sports world, trips and special concert opportunities. The evening concludes with a concert by Tommy Thayer and friends, featuring many of the musicians playing in the tournament.

The double-shotgun tournament takes place on Monday, Aug. 1 at The Reserve, one of the premier courses in the Northwest, preceded by a professional golf clinic featuring PGA and LPGA tour professionals.

To reserve your place at the Pacific University Legends Golf Classic and for more information, including celebrity biographies and sponsorship details, Pacificlegendsgolf.com.

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