Pacific University Legends Golf Classic hosted by Tommy Thayer

Apr 11, 2007 | Posted in News & Updates

What do the PGA, the legendary rock band KISS, Bill Schonely and Pacific University have in common?

Pacific University Legends Golf Classic

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Come find out at the first Pacific University Legends Golf Classic. Hosted by Tommy Thayer, the event will take place July 29-30 at the critically acclaimed Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains. This first-class celebrity golf tournament is dedicated to raising funds for Pacific University’s 20-sport intercollegiate athletics program.

Thayer, a member of Pacific University’s Board of Trustees and lead guitarist for the rock group KISS, is actively involved in the organization and recruitment of celebrity participants. "I’m very excited about the Legends Golf Classic and that I can be so involved in its inaugural offering,” said Thayer. “This is a great opportunity to have a fun event and to raise funds for Pacific’s athletics program and showcase the University."

A host of celebrities are lined up for the event. Those confirmed thus far include Thayer, 2003 PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel and Schonely, the legendary longtime radio voice of the Portland Trail Blazers. Additional golf and entertainment celebrities, as well as a renowned musical group for an exclusive Sunday concert, will be announced soon.

Sunday night, July 29, participants will be treated to a dinner and auction. Attendees will bid on a variety of items, including sports and musical memorabilia, and even on the celebrities themselves - buying the chance to add them to their foursome.

Monday’s events will begin with driving range practice, a putting contest, and a pre-tournament clinic hosted by Micheel. The tournament itself will begin at 1 p.m., with a banquet and awards ceremony to follow. The tournament field is limited to a total of 120 golfers.