Matt Ryan Celebrity-Am Classic is set for this weekend

0906011 Duluth - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, 24, who began playing golf around the age of 8, hits his drive off the 10th tee while getting in a few holes after Falcons practice at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth, Thursday, June 11, 2009.    CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

0906011 Duluth - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, 24, who began playing golf around the age of 8, hits his drive off the 10th tee while getting in a few holes after Falcons practice at the TPC Sugarloaf golf course in Duluth, Thursday, June 11, 2009. CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

BIRDLAND – Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, an avid golfer, will host the Matt Ryan Celebrity-Am Classic on Sunday and Monday at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Sugarloaf to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Matt Ryan Foundation.

“I think it’s going to be a great event,” Ryan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I think it’s going to be a unique experience for people to come out and be able to meet some of the guys and play golf with some of the guys and raise some money for a great cause.”

The event quickly filled up, but they’ll certainly still accept donations on behind of the hospital and foundation.

On Sunday, a special golf outing will be held for sponsors. Each of the six NFL players/celebrities will be paired with four amateurs and will rotate into three of the amateur groups during the round.  Also, a live/silent auction and draw party will be held.

On Monday, each of the corporate foursomes will be paired with one of the NFL players or other invited celebrity guests.

Corporate sponsorship packages ranged from $800 to $10,000 and were soldout immediately.

There will be a Doctor in the House at Matt Ryan's Celebrity-Am golf tournament.  Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

There will be a Doctor in the House -- Julius "Dr. J" Erving -- at Matt Ryan's Celebrity-Am golf tournament. Jason Getz, jgetz@ajc.com

Some of the players slated to participate are wide receiver Michael Jenkins, quarterback Chris Redman, tight end Justin Peele and quarterback John Parker Wilson. Other sports figures include NBA hall of famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving, former Falcons great Jessie Tuggle, former Braves catcher Javy Lopez and former Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals U.S. News & World Report.

With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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6 comments Add your comment

robert

June 3rd, 2011
8:55 am

where ya been d led? this lock out seems even more locked out with out football news.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 3rd, 2011
11:02 am

robert — Had a few days off. Some R&R with the Fam! We should have some news from St. Louis today.

Seen (Sean Peyton) This (cross picket lines and play as a scab) B4

June 3rd, 2011
12:23 pm

Javy Lopez was so underrated. I was having a debate with a NYY fan about Jorge Posada’s HOF credentials and then realized how close Posada and Lopez’s career numbers are.

Seen (Sean Peyton) This (Win a super Bowl ) B (And the Failcans can't ) 4

June 4th, 2011
7:13 am

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