Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Ford has announced the Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic, scheduled for September 24 at Chateau Elan outside Atlanta, Ga. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies,” says Ford. “I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to such an outstanding organization.”
Joining Ford for the benefit will be Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Michael Carol, Edwin McCain, Laura Bell Bundy, Wanya Morris and Nate Morris from Boyz II Men, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, plus professional golfers Tommy Gainy, Brian Gay, Heath Slocum, Harris English, Brendan Todd, Hudson Swofford, Brian Harmon, Kyle Thomson, William McGirt, Tommy Biershenk, Ken Duke, Scott Brown, Boo Weekley, Matt Bettincourt, Josh Broadaway, Kris Blanks, Sean Cain and celebrities Corey Miller and Jeff Foxworthy.
Ford’s latest album Declaration of Independence (Average Joes) hit stores August 7, and it landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart–the highest album debut of his career.