Stars from the cinema, television, theater and sporting world participated in the Celebrity Golf Invitational 2009 in Cancun which tookt place from December 3rd – 6th . The celebrities competed in two golf tournaments at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club and also in a poker tournament and a silent auction in the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa and Nature Park. The proceeds will go to charitable organizations such as Teleton, Children International and a self-sufficiency project for the Mayan communities.
‘Our objective is to promote Cancun and its surrounding areas, in the eyes of the world, as one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mexican Republic’ explained Gustavo Stielglitz, Director of Celebrity Golf Invitational. He also said that this event has taken place many times in the United States but that this will be the first time that it was held in Mexico and it resulted in a great success.
According to the organizing committee, which has already expressed an interest in establishing this tournament as an annual event and hosting it for the next three years in Cancun, the actor Clifton Davis, ex-basketball players Rich Berry, Sam Jones and John Starks, as well as the ex-athlete Bob Beamon, winner of the long jump gold medal in the 1968 Mexico Olympics attended.
Other personalities in attendance were Isaac Curtis, ex Bengalis de Cincinnati, Kellen Winslow, from the San Diego Chargers, and baseball player Ray Lankford. ‘Mexico is known worldwide for its hospitality and its excellent image in the golfing world’ said the Director of Golf Invitational.
The personalities invited then participated in a poker tournament ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ style. All the winnings from this tournament and from the silent auction will be donated to charitable works.