Join Seattle Sports Icons for Golf, Eclipse at Boeing Classic

Published on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 in News | Slider

So, you procrastinated on making eclipse plans, and now all the hotel rooms in Salem are booked and front yards are renting for more than $200 a night — assuming, that is, you can even get through the traffic to get there. You have to ask yourself … is this really worth it?

Instead, how about staying home and watching the eclipse from one of our state’s most beautiful pieces of property … alongside some of the biggest sports celebrities in town?

The Boeing Classic — our region’s only annual PGA TOUR event — kicks off Monday, Aug. 21, with the annual Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge, a highlight of the yearly PGA TOUR Champions event that brings together friends from the professional sports industry and other guests to tee it up for charity.

Foursomes are matched with a former Seattle Seahawks player or local celebrities for a fun and entertaining day of golf at Jack Nicklaus’s The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. All proceeds benefit Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll’s “A Better Seattle” initiative.

And, since this year’s Rumble at the Ridge will coincide with the solar eclipse (which will be a still-pretty-good 92-percent total here in the Seattle area), every fan through the gates will be given special eclipse glasses. You can follow your favorite stars all morning on the course, then look up and catch our planet’s star as it disappears behind the moon — all on one of the highest points in the Seattle area, overlooking Mount Si, Snoqualmie Falls and the entire Snoqualmie Valley.

Driving to Salem sounds downright nutty compared to that.

This year’s list of participating celebrities include Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor inductees, Pro Football Hall of Fame members, plus local and national public figures, including Steve Largent, Dan Wilson, Jim Zorn, Mack Strong, Sidney Rice, Dave Krieg, Jacob Green and many others:

Sam Adkins
Jordan Babineaux
Mkristo Bruce
Larry Dickenson
Bobby Joe Edmonds
Nesby Glasgow
Jacob Green
Mike Haynes
Jake Heaps
Efren Herrera
Norm Johnson
Bill Krueger
Dave Krieg
Steve Largent
Mark Lee
Rian Lindell
Sean Locklear
Charly Martin
Sam McCullum
Lawyer Milloy
Randall Morris
Paul Moyer
Alan Mulally
Ray Pinney
Sidney Rice
Mack Strong
Jack Thompson
Slick Watts
Dan Wilson
Charle Young
Jim Zorn

“Seahawks Rumble at The Ridge will be a great way to kick off the week-long array of events that make up Boeing Classic,” said Executive Director Brian Flajole. “This partnership with the Seahawks is unique across the PGA TOUR and gives Northwest fans an up-close chance to see some Seahawks legends while raising money for very worthy causes.”

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