Actor Kevin Rahm held his first celebrity golf tournament last weekend at the World Golf Village and resulted in a huge success, raising $700,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The Rahm” was held at the World Golf Village Renaissance resort and was modeled after The Warburton, the West Coast version of the weekend-long event. Over 45 celebrities, such as lead vocalist, John Elefante from memorable rock band, Kansas, and Steve Augeri from Journey came out in support of the cause.
The event began Thursday evening with a Nashville songwriters showcase, featuring songwriters Jamie O’Neal, Billy Dean, Tim Nichols and Kelley Lovelace, who’s written for artists such as Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Kenney Chesney, Luke Bryan and more.
On Friday night, “The Rahm” Jam Session featured classic musical performances from Elefante, Augeri, The Romantics’ Wally Palmar, Chicago’s Jason Scheff, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Chris Daughtry, Sister Hazel and more.
Even Bruce Thomas, actor from hit movie, “Legally Blonde” was seen in the audience jamming to the music and supporting the event.
The actual golf tournament ran June 1 and 2 at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire courses in the Word Gold Village, where each foursome was paired with a celebrity for both rounds. That celebrity also sat with the team at the Saturday Soiree, which featured a red carpet and cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment.
Spots to enter the golf tournament sold out with a vast waiting list and out of the 120 fundraising dinner and golf events, Rahm’s tournament quickly became one of the fifteen that raised over $500k.
It has been confirmed that Kevin Rahm will return with his tournament next year on May 28-31, 2020.