Ryan Sheckler Golf Tourney Raises Over $150,000

The Ryan Sheckler X Games Celebrity Golf Tournament took plane June 26, 2012, bringing in athletes, actors, tv personalities, and industry movers to compete for a cause. The tournament raised over $150,000, a solid addition to the $820,000 The Sheckler Foundation has raised over the past four years. The tournament, in its 5th year, saw Mike Smith walk away with $20,000 after nailing a hole-in-one on the long putt, while Eero Niemela took home $25,000 after winning the hole-in-one jackpot.

“I can’t believe that it is already our fifth year of raising money for charity with this golf tournament.  I am so grateful to everybody that supports the Sheckler Foundation, and gives us the ability to continue to help kids and injured action sports athletes,” said Ryan Sheckler.

Eero Niemela and Mike Smith hit the course for a cause. The two walked away with $25,000 and $20,000, respectively.

June 26, 2012 (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) – Today, Ryan Sheckler’s X Games Celebrity Golf Tournament raised more than $150,000 at the luckiest tournament in Trump National Golf Club history.  Rickie Fowler, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, Matt Leinart, Lindsey Vonn, Josh Duhamel, Andy Bell, Brody Jenner and Columbus Short joined Ryan Sheckler and friends on the links to golf for charity.  Over the last four years, the Sheckler Foundation has raised more than $820,000 for charity. 

The Helicopter Ball Drop is a hit every year, and this year Rancho Palos Verdes’ own Jason Ditto had luck on his side when his ball rolled into the hole.  He decided to put the $5,000 he won toward building a skatepark here in Rancho Palos Verdes.  From the day’s golf tournament, Jim Carol, Mike Smith, Ken Messick and Sean Shahi took the victory.   
The golfers were given a sneak peek at the new Nitro Circus The Movie 3D trailer, which features Andy Bell and Travis Pastrana.  Check out the movie’s trailer for yourself here: Nitro Circus The Movie 3D trailer.
History was made today at the Ryan Sheckler X Games Celebrity Golf Tournament, and if you weren’t here you missed it.  The event has been getting bigger and better every year so plan on attending next year. 
The point of this event was to raise money for the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” project.  This project empowered everyone to nominate something to positively affect the lives of children or injured action sports athletes.  You can go to the ShecklerFoundation.org site to see how this project is helping the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe “Be The Change” they want to see.
Stay tuned for a full- length feature covering the event, online here at TransWorld Business Monday, July 2, 2012.