Rahm Celebrity Golf Tournament in World Golf Village raises $700,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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. More than 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. 

Jam session guests Frank and Debbie Gazaleh were invited by John Thompson with Wells Fargo Advisors to enjoy the show and support the charitable event.

“We’re having a great time,” Frank Gazaleh said. “We’re just here to enjoy the vibe and the music.”

Also enjoying the vibe was celebrity guest and “Legally Blonde” actor Bruce Thomas who was spotted in the crowd on the dance floor, jamming to Chicago vocalist Jason Scheff’s performance. Unfortunately for Legally Blonde fans, he was not seen doing the bend and snap.  

The 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 long waiting list. The event’s goal was to raise $500,000, but “The Rahm” surpassed that goal with its final total. 

It has been confirmed that Kevin Rahm will host the tournament next year, May 28-31. 


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