Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital

Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Phoenix Children's HospitalPhoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, will hold their second annual Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale.

Actor Richard Karn, best known as “Al Borland” aka Tim Allen’s sidekick on Home Improvement is the event’s host/ originator.

Karn, 55, who also was the emcee of Family Feud, has assembled a top-flight list of more than 30 celebs, including comedian Tim Allen, and is graciously donating proceeds from the event to PCH.

The cost to golf is $ 2,500 per threesome and the fee includes lunch, awards banquet, $75 golf store certifi­cate and Saturday  casual  dinner and auction. A Noon shotgun is scheduled.

“I’m passionate about helping the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital because my most important role is not as an actor but as father to my son, Cooper,” Karn said.  “Family is what matters most, and my wife (Tudi) and I are so grateful to have a healthy son. But not every parent is that fortunate. My own mother was diagnosed with cancer in 1980, and I’ve seen firsthand how devastating the disease can be. I can only imagine how parents must struggle when their own child is diagnosed.”

Karn, second from right, and sponsors at the 2010 event


Golf Auction Items include:

  • 4 VIP passes to 2010 Children’s Miracle Network PGA tournament in Orlando; 8 admission tickets; 8 Disney World passes; 4 nights at the Grand Floridian
  • Luxury condo for 7 days in Kona, Hawaii with $500.00 air travel certificate
  • Foursome in PGA champ Fuzzy Zoeller’s Tourney in Indianapolis. Roundtrip airfare; 3 nights hotel; play with Richard Karn and a TBD PGA player from Champions TOUR; party with celebs
  • NASCAR laps on an Los Angeles raceway with Actor Richard Karn in an official NASCAR car
  • Foursome in Bill Murray’s Caddyshack tourney in Jacksonville, Florida; roundtrip airfare, hotel, parties and entertainment
  • Celebrity Golf Tourney in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands with airfare
  • Trip for 4 to all inclusive fishing lodge in Manitoba, Canada


Celebrities scheduled to appear include:

Tim Allen: actor and comedian

Bret Anthony: Seinfeld, The Wonder Years

Alice Cooper: rock and roll legend

Don Felder
: Eagles lead guitarist

Stacy Fuson: Current TV hit Modern Family, Entourage and the movie Shallow Hal.

Gregory Harrison: Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest, Judging Amy and One Tree Hill

Clint Howard: Night at the Museum, Frost/Nixon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Oliver Hudson: TV hit Rules of Engagement

Chris McDonald
: The Sopranos, Mad Money, Law and Order

Jack McGee: NYPD Blue, Malcolm in the

Middle, Monk, Rescue Me, and CSI

Mark Moses: Desperate Housewives

Chris Rich: Reba, Murphy Brown

Grant Show: Melrose Place, Six Feet Under, and Private Practice

Kevin Sorbo: Two and Half Men, Hercules

Paula Trickey: Baywatch, CSI, The O.C.

Patrick Warburton: Rules of Engagement

Plus – Gordon Clapp, Fred Griffith, Robert Hayes, Bruce McGill, Christine Devine, Chris Mulkey, John Aylward, Paul Sanchez.

In addition to the golf two other fundraisers will take place.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dinner and Auction at Talking Stick Resort

The dress is golf casual with a “No Host” cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by dinner, auction and live music by country star Nick Nicholson. Tickets included with golf. Open to the public for $100 per ticket, $1,000 a table, sit with celebs.

Sunday, April 10, 2011
All New Comedy Night at Talking Stick Resort

A casual night of fun, laughs and photos with celebs. The party starts with a “No Host” bar at 7pm followed by a comedy show with headliner Bill Engvall at 8pm. Open to the public.

To purchase tickets, contact Dick Garrett at 360-701-7134 or via email at         


Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Though Phoenix Children’s is one of the ten largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, it is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower. Phoenix Children’s recently opened the first two floors of this tower, and the hospital will grow from 345 licensed beds today to 498 when the inpatient areas open this summer, ultimately building out to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley. This type of growth will offer world-class pediatric medical service that is setting a new standard in children’s healthcare. The total project costs are $538 million with the construction costs for the new tower totaling $370 million. To date, Phoenix Children’s is reporting the overall expansion project is $50 million under budget. For more information, visit the hospital’s web site at

Phoenix Children’s Hospital



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