The third annual 2LiveBeyond Gala, Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament featuring Super Bowl, World Series and NBA champions begins Saturday, and gala and golf tournament tickets are still available.
The three-day event will benefit special needs and disadvantaged children in the area and abroad, and includes a gala and auction at Ripley's Aquarium Saturday night, celebrity Miracle League baseball game Sunday and golf tournament teeing off at 10 a.m. Monday at the Members Club at Grande Dunes.
Among approximately 30 celebrity athletes who are expected to participate are Super Bowl winners David Patten (three with the New England Patriots), Byron Chamberlain (two with the Denver Broncos) and Bernard Pollard (one with the Baltimore Ravens), World Series winner Tony Womack (Arizona Diamondbacks), three-time NBA champion Gerald Henderson Sr. (Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons), and Al Wood, who starred at North Carolina and in the NBA.
The 2LiveBeyond event is hosted by Myrtle Beach resident and retired nine-year NFL wide receiver Andre Davis.
Two tournament playing spots opened Friday at a cost of $1,500 per player, and gala/spectator tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple. They are good for both the gala and golf tournament and are available at 2livebeyond.com or at the gala door.
Saturday’s gala from 7-11 p.m. includes dinner, music, open bars and live and silent auctions with a bevy of items including two golf carts, Derek Jeter signed items, trips to Pebble Beach, Alaska, Jekyll Island and other locations, a Garth Brooks guitar and spa packages. Auction items can be viewed online.
At the Monday tournament, spectators will have a chance to meet the celebrity participants during a meet and greet on the Members Club driving range from 9-10 a.m., then will remain in a tent with food and drinks during play while celebrities stop in between holes.
A lunch at Rioz from noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday is open to the public for $15 during which the 2LiveBeyond mission will be discussed, and the Miracle League game follows at 2 p.m. Call 843-945-4480 for more information.