Warburton Golf Tourney Raises Sets Fundraising $$ Record To Help St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The 12th annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, known as The Warburton, was held this past weekend in Palm Desert February, 24-27, 2022 – with outdoor evening music events held on the lawn of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa and a golf tournament hosted on two courses – Desert Willow and Classic Club. The Warburton raised a record-breaking $3,943,500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® – bringing the total raised since the inception of this event to more than $22 million.
Approximately 75 stars, songwriters and rock legends joined golfers and other attendees for an annual weekend of golf and one-of-a-kind music events benefiting St. Jude. The weekend kicked off with Songwriters Night Thursday evening, featuring 4 Nashville songwriters sharing the stories behind some of their biggest hits; the Rheneypalozza Jam was held Friday night, with a number of rockers from the 70s, 80s and 90s performing some of their top singles – including surprise performances by actor/musician Dennis Quaid, Mike Reno of Loverboy and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; then rounding out the weekend was the red-carpet gala event, the Saturday Soiree. The celebrity golf, which sold out 64 teams in one day, was held Saturday and Sunday.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Events like The Warburton help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Tournament host, actor Patrick Warburton – best known for playing Puddy on Seinfeld as well as the star of the syndicated sitcom Rules of Engagement, the voice of Joe on Family Guy and numerous roles in movies like Ted and Ted 2, The Tick and Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove as well as Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – brought together his celebrity friends to highlight a star-studded weekend in the desert benefiting the kids of St. Jude.
Celebrities in town this past weekend participating in The Warburton included Jennie Garth, Dennis Quaid, Alice Cooper, Richard Karn, John O’Hurley, Oliver Hudson, Rick Dees, Seth Joyner and Linda Thompson.
Sponsors of The Warburton include: The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, The Auen Foundation, Shakti Warriors, Classic Club, JW Marriott Desert Springs, Tito’s Vodka, Clase Azul Tequila, News Channel 3, Sixwire, Castelli’s and Desert Willow Golf Resort.
The Warburton is the highest grossing tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $22 million to support its mission since its inception. For more information, visit thewarburton.com.