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Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic includes Dick Butkus, Terry Francona

December 12, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • This year the Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic will be a part of the official Rose Bowl week activities.
This year the Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic will be a part of the official Rose… (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

The Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission will host the inaugural Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic on Dec. 29, a Saturday. The tournament, part of the official Rose Bowl  week activities, will take place at Industry Hills Golf Course at Pacific Palms Resort.

The event will feature golfers from Wisconsin and Stanford, along with celebrated alumni. It is open to supporters, families and alumni from Big Ten and Pac-12 schools, along with fans of those teams. 

Among the confirmed celebrity participants are Hall of Fame NFL linebacker Dick Butkus, World Series manager and ESPN analyst Terry Francona, actors Dennis Haysbert and Patrick Warburton, and Kevin Eubanks, musician-music director for “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

The Rose Bowl Game Chalk Talk immediately following the tournament will feature a panel of coaches, broadcasters and former Big Ten and Pac-12 players, who will provide views and predictions about the upcoming Rose Bowl game. Tickets to the Chalk Talk are available for non-golfers as well.

Net proceeds from the Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic will benefit the Sports and Entertainment Commission  and the Tournament of Roses, both nonprofit organizations. The commission is the designated organization for the city of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain major sporting and entertainment events that positively affect the local economy by attracting visitors to the city, giving them a reason to stay longer and return more frequently.

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