Rick Rhoden was a decent MLB pitcher. He broke in with the L.A. Dodgers in 1974 and spent 16 years in the bigs, with a life-time record was 151-125 and 3.59 E.R.A. These days he is a dominant force on the Celebrity Golf Tour and probably the best celebrity golfer of all-time.
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At the 2012 Drew Brees Celebrity Classic, Rick Rhoden out shot a field filled with Hall of Famers, All-Stars, All-Pros, Gold Medalists and other celebs. This year's tourney took place a the beautiful La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. In it's 14th year the Celebrity Classic hosted by Drew Brees raised $195,000 for charity. The Drew Brees Foundation will donate proceeds to Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Friends of Scott Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Pacific Coast Chapter.
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Over 50 former BIG TIME athletes and a few actors and comedians filled the course at La Costa. Former MLB releivers Goose Gossage, Rollie Fingers and Trevor Hoffman played together. Former NHL Hockey stars Grant Fuhr, Jeremy Roenick and Mike Eruzione played in pain, but made it through. Old Skool NBA Hoopsters Truck Robinson and Jack Marin pounded the little white ball. Lots of current and former NFL QB's showed up to support Drew Brees. Doug Flutie ( 5' 8") and Carson Palmer (6'5") spoiled a nice hike. Olympic Gold Medalists Bruce Jenner, Dan Jansen and Edwin Moses played a round with Actors Jack Wagner, Alfonzo Ribeiro (Carlton) and Ray Romano.
Brees is a first-class act and a top-5 NFL Quaterback. The New Orleans Saints (whom he led to a Super Bowl Victory 2 years ago) could use some positive P.R., but they have let their franchise QB dangle in the wind. Brees is an exemplary citizen and family man. He obviously still gives back in San Diego and he was a HUGE force in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Brees is now helping out with global hurricane relief. He was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2010. The Saints have a few problems....several players and coaches and their G.M. have all been suspended in the NFL bounty scandal. Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has recently filed suit against N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell. Hello?? Saints owner...Tom Benson, it's bush-league not to have signed him. I realize he's 34, and he's one hit away from retirement and your team is in turmoil, but, c'mon son?? Make the deal.
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