World Series champion Dexter Fowler and 2015 National League MVP Bryce Harper will be joined by more than 50 current and former players on Jan. 11-12 in Las Vegas when the dynamic duo co-host the Players Trust’s 13th annual fundraising golf tournament and MGM Grand host its third annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.
Tia’s Hope, a nonprofit that provides “memory moments” for children and families who are fighting serious illnesses, will be the presenting sponsor of the Poker Tournament on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Prior to the poker tournament, Trust guests and sponsors will spend some time getting to know one another at the annual Welcome Reception being held this year at Topgolf. In addition to rubbing elbows with a who’s-who list of Major League insiders, and hearing some legendary stories, the reception promises to be a fun and unique experience for everyone. If you’re not familiar with Topgolf, then you’re in for an awesome surprise.
From Topgolf’s website:
Topgolf is a four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield.
The following day, the Trust will have its fundraising golf tournament at Bear’s Best Las Vegas – a unique course made up of 18 holes selected by Jack Nicklaus from his 270 designs worldwide. The high-end course includes manicured bent grass greens, challenging designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes.
In addition to Fowler, who played a key role in the Cubs’ march to their first World Series championship since 1908, and Harper, one of the top young stars in the game, the recently updated lineup of golfers includes current players: Richard Bleier, Brad Boxberger, Trevor Brown, Lorenzo Cain, Chris Capuano, JT Chargois, Zach Davies, Rajai Davis, Mike Dunn, Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Chris Heisey, David Huff, Nick Hundley, Brandon Kintzler, Corey Knebel, Pat Light, Bud Norris, Ryan O’Rourke, Tommy Pham, Kevin Pillar, Trevor Plouffe, Cesar Ramos, Rene Rivera, Hector Santiago, Chasen Shreve, Drew Stubbs and Carlos Villanueva.
The former players teeing off in Vegas will include Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield as well as Sandy Alomar, Sr., Marlon Anderson, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Phil Bradley, Russell Branyan, Royce Clayton, Eric Davis, Scott Erickson, Eddie Guardado, Brian Jordan, Jeffrey Hammonds, LaTroy Hawkins, Brett Hayes, Jacque Jones, Mike Lincoln, Kenny Lofton, James Loney, Fred Lynn, Nick Masset, Scott Moore, Donnie Murphy, Chris Narveson, Nick Punto, Steve Rogers, Reggie Sanders and Steve Trachsel.
In addition to Tia’s Hope, tournament sponsors include: Anthem, Inc., the Baseball Assistance Team, Harvest Insurance Agency, the Major League Players Alumni Association, Poms & Associates and SunTrust Bank.
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Golf and poker participants subject to change.