The Players Trust golf tournament in Las Vegas on Jan. 14 will feature the most star-studded group of players in its 12-year history.
Las Vegas natives Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper are headlining a group of more than 50 current and former players currently scheduled to attend the fund raiser for the players’ collective charity. The day before the golf tournament at the challenging Cascata Golf Course, the Players Trust will hold its annual players meeting and the MGM Grand will host its second annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.
In addition to Bryant and Harper, Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson, and Dave Winfield will be joined in Vegas by current players such as Adrian Beltre, Chris Capuano, Rajai Davis, Dexter Fowler, Charlie Furbush, Jeremy Guthrie, Shane Victorino, Brad Ziegler and last year’s poker tournament champion, James Loney.
The list of former players also includes Sandy Alomar Sr., Royce Clayton, Eric Davis, Scott Erickson, Jeffrey Hammonds, LaTroy Hawkins, Jacque Jones, Fred Lynn, Steve Rogers, Aaron Rowand and Reggie Sanders.
Loney will defend his title as poker champion during a poker event in which each player – past and present – will wear his MLB club’s jersey. If a poker player knocks one of the big-league stars out of the tournament, he or she will literally get the shirt off the player’s back.
Proceeds from these events will benefit charitable organizations selected by the players, including Las Vegas area non-profits chosen by Bryant and Harper.
Here is a full list of players who are scheduled to attend:
Sandy Alomar, Sr., Marlon Anderson, Adrian Beltre, Bobby Bonilla, Brad Boxberger, Phil Bradley, Trevor Brown, Kris Bryant, Chris Capuano, Rick Cerone, Randy Choate, Royce Clayton, Chris Colabello, Eric Davis, Rajai Davis, Matt den Dekker, Mike Dunn, Scott Erickson, Dana Eveland, Kyle Farnsworth, Dexter Fowler, Charlie Furbush, Wayne Gomes, Jeremy Guthrie, Jeffrey Hammonds, Bryce Harper, LaTroy Hawkins, Nick Hundley, Jacque Jones, Brandon Kintzler, Corey Knebel, Matt LaPorta, Mike Lincoln, Kenny Lofton, James Loney, Fred Lynn, Nick Masset, Scott Moore, Donnie Murphy, Eddie Murray, Mike Myers, Tommy Pham, David Riske, Daniel Robertson, Frank Robinson, Steve Rogers, Aaron Rowand, Reggie Sanders, Hector Santiago, Chasen Shreve, Steven Souza, Jr., Ryan Spilborghs, Kelly Stinnett, Drew Stubbs, Steve Trachsel, Shane Victorino, Dave Winfield, Brad Ziegler
Members of the general public interested in participating in the Trust’s 12th annual fund-raising golf tournament at Cascata Golf Course can call 888-714-0755 or e-mail PlayersTrust@mlbpa.org.
The Players Trust enjoys the support of Delta, The Doman Group, Harvest Insurance, Lindbrook Capital, Majestic Athletic, Nike, POMS & Associates, Sid Potts, SunTrust Mortgage, Topps and Las Vegas Sports Network.