Actor Kevin Rahm held his first celebrity golf tournament May 30 to June 2 at World Golf Village, 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 hosted by actor Patrick Warburton. Over 45 celebrities, such as lead vocalist John Elefante from rock band Kansas and Steve Augeri from Journey, came out in support of the cause.
The event began May 30 with a Nashville songwriters showcase, featuring songwriters Jamie O’Neal, Billy Dean, Tim Nichols and Kelley Lovelace. On May 31, “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.
The golf tournament ran June 1 and 2 at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire courses in the World Golf 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 long waiting list. The event’s goal was to raise $500,000, but “The Rahm” surpassed that goal with its final total, which is the highest total for any first-year dinner/golf event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
It has been confirmed that Kevin Rahm will return with his tournament next year on May 28-31, 2020.
For more photos and information on this event, check out the June/July edition of the First Coast Register.