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Celebrities worth price of admission and more at Monday After the Masters

Typically a face reserved for moments in which Mother Nature is behaving badly, longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore almost seemed out of place Monday as the sun beamed overhead.

“I don’t know if I blessed the weather or if the weather blessed us,” he said.

Its atmosphere dampened a year ago by inclement weather, the 22nd edition of the Monday After the Masters went on without a hitch as clear skies loomed overhead to the delight of all at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort.

Approximately 5,000 people covered the grounds during the event, enjoying a bevy of activities – none more poignant than the opportunity to brush shoulders with their favorite celebrities from the world of entertainment and sports.

The event, sponsored by the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, largely benefitting the S.C. Junior Golf Association, an organization dedicated to preparing youths to better prepare for future challenges whether it be in the sport or life itself.

According to Hootie and the Blowfish lead and renowned country music artist Darius Rucker, that type of interaction is part of why the event has become one that is tabbed as a “must-go” on the calendar of so many.

“I think that is one of the best things about having it in Myrtle Beach, it’s seeing everyone come out every year, the big crowds we get and everyone having a good time,” he said. “That’s what you want, but it’s also about raising a lot of money for a worthy cause, which makes it a lot better.

“…People come out to see these celebrities and professionals come out. It’s all in good fun.”

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