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Bay Area Sports Stars Compete in Celebrity Shootout at Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae


Players from major Bay Area professional sports teams will go head-to-head in golf shootout to win $15,000 for their charitable foundation

HAYWARD, Calif. – July 23, 2019 – The Korn Ferry Tour and Ellie Mae Classic, sponsored by Ellie Mae® – the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry – today announced the teams for the upcoming 2019 Ellie Mae Classic Celebrity Shootout Presented by Lucky Supermarkets. The Celebrity Shootout takes place on Monday, July 29 at 4:50pm and kicks off the week-long golf tournament at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California.

Proceeding Thursday’s opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic which will feature 156 of the world’s greatest golfers vying for coveted PGA TOUR cards, five teams of celebrities from Bay Area sports franchises will compete in a five-hole shootout with the winning team earning $15,000 for their team’s charitable foundation.

The following teams will participate in the Celebrity Shootout Presented by Lucky Supermarkets:

Oakland Athletics: Ryan Buchter, Josh Phegley, Stephen Piscotty and Lou Trivino
San Francisco 49ers: Dwaine Board, Steve Bono, Ian Williams and Eric Wright
San Francisco Giants: Rich Aurilia, Erik Johnson, Darren Lewis and Randy Winn
San Jose Sharks: Dan Boyle, Jonathan Cheechoo, Owen Nolan and Tom Pederson
Golden State Warriors: Team to be announced at a later date

The teams will be joined by Douglass Hodges, a Special Olympics athlete representing Special Olympics Northern California.

Tickets for the Celebrity Shootout can be purchased at Bay Area Lucky Supermarkets or at the gate for $25. Free tickets to watch regular tournament play (Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4) can be found at elliemaeclassic.com/grounds-tickets/.

“We are thrilled to once again provide a fan-friendly platform for our beloved Bay Area sports star-power to play in a the Celebrity Shootout for charity,” said Trish Gregovich, Ellie Mae Classic Tournament Director. “We believe that golf is the sport that unites all others and we look forward to some great competition and fun on the golf course. The opportunity to deliver a check to the winning team’s charitable foundation makes victory that much sweeter!”

To catch all of the Ellie Mae Classic events this year, follow the 2019 tournament schedule:

Monday, July 29
Celebrity Shootout presented by Lucky (All ticket sales for this event support Bay Area charities)

Thursday, August 1
First Round & Executive Women’s Day

Friday, August 2
Second Round (General Admissions sponsored by Hayward)

Saturday, August 3
Third Round

Sunday, August 4
Final Round (General Admissions sponsored by Astellas)
Military Appreciation Day presented by Care By Design
Trophy Presentation

For more information on the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae, including the schedule of events, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit EllieMaeClassic.com.


The Ellie Mae Classic is a PGA TOUR sanctioned golf tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour played at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California. Visit EllieMaeClassic.com to learn more.


Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Korn Ferry Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 24 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Instagram (@KornFerryTour), Twitter (@KornFerryTour) and Facebook (facebook.com/KornFerryTour).


Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.


With 70 store locations, Lucky Supermarkets is a name residents of the greater Bay Area have known for decades. The Save Mart Companies, the parent company of Lucky Supermarkets, is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products ensuring that ‘fresh comes first’ for neighborhoods throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company employs more than 14,000 team members and operates 208 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of FoodMaxx, Lucky, Lucky California and Save Mart. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a voting partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, Mid Valley Dairy in Fairfield and Sunnyside Farms ice cream plant in Turlock. For more information on the company, please visit: www.TheSaveMartCompanies.com.


Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through inclusive sports, education and health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 23,925 athletes who compete in more than 330 competitions in 14 sports annually. On the playing field, SONC promotes inclusion through Unified Sports, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. On school campuses, SONC impacts more than 130,000 school-aged students by promoting inclusion through the Unified Champion Schools Program, which encourages Unified Sports, Inclusive Leadership programs and Whole School Engagement. SONC is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering health screenings and services free of charge. SONC relies on the support of 23,510 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, government and foundations. In 2018, SONC honored the 50-year anniversary of Special Olympics. More information may be found by visiting www.sonc.org and on Facebook/Twitter @SONorCal and Instagram @SpecialOlympicsNCA.


Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913

Caitlin Coffee
(312) 635-8204

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