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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 to win $15,000 for charity.

HAYWARD, Calif. - July 28, 2017 – The Web.com Tour and Ellie Mae announced today the teams for the upcoming 2017 Ellie Mae Classic Celebrity Shootout. Part of the week-long golf tournament that kicks off Monday, July 31, the Shootout will kick off at 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, August 1 in Hayward, California, at TPC Stonebrae.

Preceding Thursday’s opening round of the Ellie Mae Classic, which will feature the anticipated debut of Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry, eight teams of celebrities from Bay Area sports franchises will compete in a five-hole shootout with the winning team earning $15,000 for the charity of their choosing.

The following teams will participate in the charity golf Shootout:

  • Golden State Warriors – Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and Jonnie West
  • Oakland Raiders – Barry Sims, Charlie Smith, Josh Taves and Sam Williams
  • Oakland A’s – Neal “Shooty” Babitt, Dallas Braden, Bobby Crosby and John “Blue Moon” Odom
  • San Jose Earthquakes – David Bingham, Shea Salinas, Andrew Tarbell and Chris Wondolowski
  • San Francisco Deltas – Matt Berson, Keith Bruce, Bryan Burke and Andrew Lubahn
  • NFL Players Association – Courtney Brown, Ron Fellows, Mervyn Fernandez and Darryl “Dokie” Williams
  • San Francisco Giants/KNBR – Vida Blue, Kevin Frandsen, Tom Tolbert and Randy Winn
  • Legends of Sports – William “Billy” Anderson, Dan “Dibs” Dibley, Mike Horan and Lorenzo Neal

“We are thrilled to provide a fan-friendly platform for beloved Bay Area sports star-power to play in a fun, yet competitive shootout for a great cause,” said Trish Gregovich, Ellie Mae Classic Tournament Director. “Golf is the sport that unites all others and our Shootout participants are competitive by nature. None of the Shootout players have made their name on the golf course though, so it will be fun and riveting to see an array of elite athletes meet on neutral ground. The opportunity to deliver a check to the charity of their choice makes victory that much sweeter.”

Tickets to the Shootout are available for purchase on the Tickets & Parking section of the Ellie Mae Classic website.

The Celebrity Shootout is not the only charitable aspect of the tournament, as the Warriors Community Foundation serves as the event’s main charitable beneficiary. Charity plays a key role in every PGA TOUR-sanctioned event, with other Ellie Mae charities also benefiting. The TOUR and its tournaments generated a record $166 million for charity in 2016, in turn elevating the all-time total donated to charity to $2.46 billion.

The Ellie Mae Classic tournament schedule includes the following:

Monday, July 31 – Junior & Partner Pro-Am
Tuesday, August 1 – Celebrity Shootout & Party
Wednesday, August 2 – Official Pro-Am
Thursday, August 3 – Tournament Round 1 & Executive Women’s Day
Friday, August 4 – Tournament Round 2
Saturday, August 5 – Tournament Round 3 & Family Day
Sunday, August 6 – Final Tournament Round & Military Appreciation Day

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

For more information on the Web.com Tour, please visit PGATOUR.com.

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, faster, in order to lower their overall origination costs, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.

About The Warriors Community Foundation

The Warriors Community Foundation supports education and youth development for low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has generated nearly $7 million in direct impact, including grants to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties. The Foundation also rebuilds public basketball courts around the Bay Area. To date, more than 60 courts have been refurbished, helping to revitalize local schools, parks and neighborhoods. Finally, the Foundation donates thousands of tickets each season to schools and nonprofits that serve children and families, helping share the joy and excitement of Warriors home games. The Foundation is sustained by generous contributions from Warriors owners, players, partners and fans. Learn more at www.warriors.org.

About TPC Stonebrae Country Club

TPC Stonebrae Country Club opened in 2007 and sits 1,500 feet above the San Francisco Bay on Walpert Ridge, providing a 75 mile wide view of the beautiful Northern California coastline. Members of this private club are tested by an American Links layout that rises and falls along ridge tops and across ravines. Designed by Scottish Golf Course Architect David McLay Kidd, TPC Stonebrae has established itself as one of the most unique and challenging tests of golf in Northern California. For more information about TPC Stonebrae please visit www.stonebrae.com.

About the Web.com Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 450 PGA TOUR titles, including 22 majors and seven PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).

About Web.com

Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) offers the most tools and services for small businesses to maximize their presence and effectiveness online. More than just great websites, Web.com provides small businesses a robust, multi-faceted web presence, that connects them with customers and helps them grow. The company provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products and eCommerce solutions. For more information, please visit web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com’s Webwise Workshop at www.webwiseworkshop.com.


Stewart Moore
(904) 540-2765

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

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