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Andy Russell Celebrity Classic — May 19-20, 2016

Join Andy Russell, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and two-time Super Bowl winner, and a stellar listing of celebrity athletes for a round of golf to benefit three worthy beneficiaries. Now in its 40th year, the Andy Russell Celebrity Classic is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in Western Pennsylvania. 

This tournament has raised more than $6 million for many worthwhile projects over the years and has included golfers such as Rocky Bleier, Mel Blount, Louis Lipps, Bill Mazeroski, John Majors, Bill Cowher and Lynn Swann. 

This year’s tournament will take place at Allegheny Country Club. Designed by Donald Ross, this course is considered among the finest in the region.





Sponsor and Athlete Gala Heinz Field May 19 6 p.m. 
Andy Russell Celebrity Classic Allegheny Country Club May 20  
Registration / Practice range opens Allegheny Country Club May 20 10 a.m.
Luncheon Buffet Allegheny Country Club May 20 11 a.m.

Shotgun Start

Allegheny Country Club May 20 12 p.m.


Cocktails, dinner, and awards ceremony to follow golf.

Benefits the UPMC Department of Urology

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 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 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.    

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 effects 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.

Andy Russell Charitable Foundation

The Andy Russell Charitable Foundation was established in 1999 to fund health care and human service initiatives. The Foundation has generously supported a number of programs, particularly important mediation research organizations concentrating on those for children.

To date, the foundation has supported such charities as Children's Hospital Free Care Fund, the Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia Society, the Cancer Society, Economics PA, Cystic Fibrosis, Mothers Hope, Juvenile Diabetes, SIDS, and Pittsburgh Vision Services.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider supporting the 39th annual Andy Russell Celebrity Classic and the important programs it benefits. Sponsorship packages are available in a wide range of levels and feature many wonderful incentives for you and your business, including the opportunity to enjoy one of the region’s premier golf events.

Your participation will significantly impact the lives of UPMC prostate cancer and concussion patients and the individuals served by the Andy Russell Charitable Foundation. Please call 412-802-8256 for more information.

Contact Us

For more tournament or sponsorship information, contact Gina O’Malley at or 412-802-8256.

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