UPMC Celebrity Classic
Sponsor and Athlete Gala
Thursday, May 18
Heinz Field, UPMC East Club Lounge
UPMC Celebrity Classic
Friday, May 19
Pittsburgh Field Club
10 a.m. Registration & Practice Range Open
11 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
For the 41st year, celebrity athletes and friends are coming together for an outstanding day of golf and camaraderie — all for a good cause. This year, former Steelers kicker Josh Miller takes the helm of the newly-named UPMC Celebrity Classic (previously the Andy Russell Celebrity Classic) which serves as a wonderful opportunity for sponsors and guests to mingle with sporting greats. Alan Faneca, member of the Steelers Super Bowl XL championship team, will join Miller as a co-host for this year’s event.
This year’s tournament will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel, PA. Each foursome is paired with a celebrity athlete for a round of golf, cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony. A pre-tournament party, our athletes and sponsors gala, will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Heinz Field’s UPMC East Club Lounge. Partygoers kick-off the tournament with cocktails, entertainment, dinner, and dancing while enjoying beautiful views of the city.
2017 UPMC Celebrity Classic Beneficiaries
UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, established in 2000, is the ﬁrst of its kind and largest ongoing clinical service and research program that focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of sports-related concussion in athletes of all levels. Led by Michael Collins, PhD, the program’s internationally-known team of clinicians and researchers are world leaders in studying the neurocognitive eff ects of sports-related concussion and pioneering the development of better methods of post-concussion evaluation to determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to sports. The team provides oversight and consultation to assist sports teams’ medical staff in making objective return-to-play decisions after the occurrence of sports-related concussion.
Department of Urology at UPMC
Since 1999, Dr. Joel Nelson has helped to build UPMC’s urology program into one of the world’s premier centers for the most advanced diagnosis, treatment, and research in prostate and urological cancers and disorders. Dr. Nelson is a leader both in performing sophisticated surgery for prostate cancer and in developing new scientiﬁc research aimed directly at treating urological cancers. In addition to delivering ﬁrst-rate patient service at the one-of-a-kind Urological Comprehensive Care Program at UPMC, the Department of Urology provides support for a number of research projects attacking urological cancers and other disorders from many angles. Dr. Nelson and his colleagues continue to seek new ways to diagnose cancer as early as possible, identify genetic traits that indicate increased risk for certain types of cancers, and determine how patients might avoid multiple battles with cancer.
Josh Miller Family Trust
The Josh Miller Family Trust, a fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, provides tools and mentorship for children’s programs across the region. Josh Miller Family Trust embodies Josh's values of dedication, leadership, and trust through community involvement and sports. Education, athletics, and wellness activities serve as the foundation for youth development.
Please join us by becoming a sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
For more tournament or sponsorship information, contact Pam Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org, Maggie Grant at email@example.com, or call 412-802-8256.