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Organizers of the Hero Gala featuring Andrea Bocelli Plans Golf Tournament, Too

The web page for the Hero Gala by the WSOG Foundation The Hero Gala, set to showcase the mesmerizing performance of renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli at Mar-a-Lago on February 4, has an exciting addition...

The Hero Gala by the WSOG Foundation The web page for the Hero Gala by the WSOG Foundation

The Hero Gala, set to showcase the mesmerizing performance of renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli at Mar-a-Lago on February 4, has an exciting addition - a golf tournament scheduled for February 5. While the venue for the golf event remains undisclosed, the website hints that it will be held in Palm Beach.

However, the Hero Gala's nonprofit sponsor, the World Series of Golf Foundation, is yet to provide specific details about the golf tournament on their website. Despite this, the foundation, recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service, highlights its commitment to veterans, first responders, and dog rescuers, stating that both the gala and the golf tournament aim to raise funds for these causes.

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While a range of celebrities are expected to attend both events, one notable name, Otis Birdsong, a former professional basketball player and NBA All-Star, recently confirmed that he will not be present. Birdsong, who had been previously advertised as a participant, explained that he declined the invitation due to his strict policy of avoiding politically affiliated gatherings. He emphasized his reluctance to be associated with former President Donald Trump, particularly as the event is taking place at Mar-a-Lago.

Following Birdsong's comment, event organizers promptly removed his name and photo from the Hero Gala's website, showcasing their commitment to maintaining an accurate attendee list. However, the roster of celebrities attending the golf gala event on February 5 still features prominent figures such as actor Kevin Sorbo, former Miami Heat star Glen Rice, and media celebrity Siggy Flicker.

Is the Group Behind the Gala Featuring Andrea Bocelli Planning Another Celebrity Golf Tourney in March?

The Hero Gala by the WSOG Foundation

Interestingly, the World Series of Golf Foundation, the organization behind the Hero Gala, has stirred up anticipation by naming nearly 150 actors and musicians as "invited or confirmed" participants in an upcoming golf event this spring. However, the website does not disclose the exact date or location of the tournament.

Despite the lack of specific details, the golf foundation encourages people to purchase tickets and sponsorships, highlighting the unique opportunity to support a charitable cause. Furthermore, the foundation's nonprofit status ensures that participants can claim their tickets as tax deductible, in addition to enjoying a memorable experience and receiving a special commemorative gift.

According to an EventBrite announcement, the World Series of Golf Foundation is currently organizing a golf tournament from March 29 to March 31 at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. The foundation aims to attract "A-List celebrities" and musicians with a passion for golf to support their cause.

The impressive list of invited or attending celebrities includes actors such as George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner, Hugh Grant, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, and Heather Locklear. Musical talents like Justin Bieber, Alice Cooper, Don Felder of The Eagles, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Dave Farrell of Linkin Park, Kenny G, Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake, and Harry Styles are also expected to participate, with their reported golf handicaps featured alongside their names and photos on the golf foundation's website.

Despite our efforts to gather more information about this highly anticipated event, further details about the tournament remain elusive.

Alexandra Clough is a business writer at The Palm Beach Post. You can reach her at [email protected]. X: @acloughpbp. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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