Ryan Sheckler Raises More Than $150,000 at Trump’s Club

Celebrities, Olympians and Pro Athletes Teamed Up for Charity at Trump National Golf Club

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA, Jun 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today, Ryan Sheckler’s X Games Celebrity Golf Tournament raised more than $150,000 at the luckiest tournament in Trump National Golf Club history. Rickie Fowler, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, Matt Leinart, Lindsey Vonn, Josh Duhamel, Andy Bell, Brody Jenner and Columbus Short joined Ryan Sheckler and friends on the links to golf for charity. Over the last four years, the Sheckler Foundation has raised more than $820,000 for charity.

“I can’t believe that it is already our fifth year of raising money for charity with this golf tournament. I am so grateful to everybody that supports the Sheckler Foundation, and gives us the ability to continue to help kids and injured action sports athletes,” said Ryan Sheckler.

The winners on both the hole-in-one and longest putt contests made this the luckiest tournament in Trump National Golf Club history! Eero Niemela won $25,000 in the hole-in-one jackpot, and Mike Smith’s flawless long putt earned him $10,000. Ryan Sheckler matched the long putt contest purse and donated an additional $10,000 to Mike Smith’s Skate for Change charity.

The Helicopter Ball Drop is a hit every year, and this year Rancho Palos Verdes’ own Jason Ditto had luck on his side when his ball rolled into the hole. He decided to put the $5,000 he won toward building a skatepark here in Rancho Palos Verdes. From the day’s golf tournament, Jim Carol, Mike Smith, Ken Messick and Sean Shahi took the victory.

The golfers’ were given a sneak peek at the new Nitro Circus The Movie 3D trailer, which features Andy Bell and Travis Pastrana. Check out the movie’s trailer for yourself here: Nitro Circus The Movie 3D trailer.

History was made today at the Ryan Sheckler X Games Celebrity Golf Tournament, and if you weren’t here you missed it. The event has been getting bigger and better every year so plan on attending next year.

The point of this event was to raise money for the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” project. This project empowered everyone to nominate something to positively affect the lives of children or injured action sports athletes. You can go to the ShecklerFoundation.org site to see how this project is helping the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe “Be The Change” they want to see.

About The Sheckler Foundation: The Sheckler Foundation was founded as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. It is his ultimate desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children. It is also his desire to support and fund programs that help injured action sports athletes. To achieve these goals, Ryan will use his influence to raise capital. The money raised will be used to fund medical research that focuses on curing childhood disease, spinal cord injuries and enrichment programs for children in underprivileged communities. (SOURCE: Sheckler Foundation)


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