Celebs and community mingle on and off the green

Date of release: 05/04/00

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Fun, frolicking and festivities is on the menu for this year’s SWT Celebrity Golf Classic weekend. From fine dining to laughing it up with celebrities, San Marcos residents can expect a weekend of exciting events.

The Celebrity Comedy Scramble, which is open to the public, kicks off the weekend as the scramble puts celebrity golfers in a variety of difficult and improbable golf situations that require athletic and comedic improvisation. The Scramble begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the SWT Golf Course at Aquarena.

That evening, SWT will host the annual Golf Classic Gala beginning at 6 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center.

From former Dallas Cowboy and NFL Hall of Famer Mel Renfro to actor Steve Guttenberg, SWT is host to a medley of actors, actresses and athletes at this year’s gala.

Tickets are $45 per person. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30.

Entertainment begins at 7:30 with the music of Ann Cusak and the comedy of Brant Von Hoffman and Ron White.

SWT’s own artist-in-residence, G.W. Bailey, will emcee the evening with friends from the Police Academy movie series, including Lance Kinsey (Proctor), David Graf (Tackleberry) and Steve Guttenberg (Mahoney).

A live auction, benefiting SWT Celebrity Classic scholarships, will follow the entertainment. Live-auction items include a trip to the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a CD collection of all of George Strait’s recordings. A silent auction will be held throughout the gala, featuring among many other items, more than $1,000 worth of shopping sprees from Prime Outlet in San Marcos and autographed memorabilia from celebrities.

The premiere event, the SWT Celebrity Golf Classic, begins at 11 a.m., Monday, May 8, at the Colo Vista Club in Bastrop and tees off at 1 p.m.

For more information on the May 7 gala or any of the Classic’s activities, please call SWT Office of Special Projects at 245-2368.