BALTIMORE, Sept. 22 The Ruth's Chris Steak House SizzlingCelebrity Golf Classic will swing into action at Chestnut Ridge Country Clubon September 23. Hosted by Ruth's Chris Steak House and local franchisee Stevede Castro, the annual tournament benefits the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemiaand Lymphoma Society (www.leukemia-lymphoma.org).
Now in its 11th year, the classic has raised $1.9 million to help find acure for blood-related cancers. Started by de Castro after witnessing thedaughter of a friend battle Leukemia, the classic raised a record $327,000 in2007. The event draws athletes and celebrities, including Mark Clayton,Jonathan Ogden, Cal Ripken, Pat Sajak, and Adelius Thomas.
A series of public promotions are being offered in the weeks leading up tothe classic. Promotions include the opportunity to win a limited edition 2008Lexus GS 450h and to participate in an auction on ESPN 1300-AM for a threesomethat will play in the classic with Baltimore Ravens cornerback ChrisMcAllister, and ESPN radio host Anita Marks.
About Ruth's Chris Steak House
Always classy, but never fussy, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the world'snumber one USDA prime grade steak house. Expect nothing less than anextraordinary meal and first-class service. Ruth's Chris Steak House servesonly the finest -- never frozen -- corn-fed beef that's seared to perfectionat 1800 degrees and sizzles as it's served on a 500-degree plate.WHAT: Ruth's Chris Steak House Sizzling Celebrity Golf Classic WHO: Hosted by Ruth's Chris Steak House and local franchisee Steve de Castro WHERE: The classic takes place at: Chestnut Ridge Country Club 11700 Falls Rd, Lutherville, Md. 21093 www.chestnutridge.org The fun continues at Havana Club: Restaurant Row at Market Place 600 Water St, Baltimore, Md. 21202 www.havanaclub-baltimore.com WHEN: September 23, 2008 Chestnut Ridge: 10 a.m. -- Registration 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Live broadcast with Mark Viviano, ESPN 1300-AM 11:30 a.m. -- Shotgun start Havana Club: 6-10 p.m. -- Anita Marks and Steve de Castro co-emcee the post-classic party, which includes: cocktail reception, dinner, open bar, live sports and entertainment auction, awards presentation, and car raffle. (Press credentials are available) PRESS OPPS: Press interviews and photo opportunities are available with: Steve de Castro, Founder and CEO of Big Steaks Management David Sadeghi, COO of Big Steaks Management Jonathan Ogden, Retired NFL Offensive Tackle Others upon request
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