Celebs swing at George Lopez Golf Classic for kidney health

 Superstar comedian George Lopez watched legendary golf mega-star Lee Trevino take a mighty swing to launch the 15th annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic. Filled with enormous pride the comic got serious for a moment. Lopez said,  “I’m humbled by the fact that every year so many of my friends come out to support the Foundation because they like what I’m doing. Thanks to them this is going to be a great day.”

Happy golfing buddies Lee Trevino & George Lopez

 Indeed, it was a great day with a great diversity of celebrities who gathered for the 15th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic. The night before there was a celebration pre-party attended by VIP guests including composer David Foster and his wife Katharine McPhee who thrilled everyone as they entertained. Then on May 2, 2022, at the most prestigious Toluca Lake golf club it was time to swing some more. Among the luminaries, besides George’s beautiful daughter Mayan Lopez, were award-winning actors Joe Mantegna, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle Jack Wagner and Joe Pesci; stars from the sports world Sugar Ray Leonard, Norm Nixon, Willie Gault, golf commentator Tisha Alyn and Alissa Kacar, co-host of TV’s Golf Life; plus many comics and entertainers including Cedric The Entertainer, Chris Spencer, Jackie Flynn, Caroline Rhea, D.L. Hughley, and Richard Karn; plus Nigel Lythgoe, the So You Think You Can Dance producer who was asked “So you think you can golf?” “I’m going to try,” he replied, “It’s for a great cause.”

 The star-studded day of golf is the big fundraiser for The George Lopez Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and military families confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. Lopez said, “We’re here to celebrate and shine a light on kidney health among other things.”

 Donations help fund a special summer camp for kids with kidney disease and transplants, among other programs. George always gives credit to Linda Small who heads The Foundation and is the true force who made the 15th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic a huge success. Small stated, “It was an incredible 2-day event. Thanks to all sponsors, vendors, volunteers and supporters for helping us shine a bigger spotlight on kidney health awareness. We’ve raised a record-breaking $900,000 and counting.” Lopez, Small and The Foundations’ board members look forward to blazing a trail for another 15 years. Go to georgelopezfoundation.org for more info.

A big part of the sold-out golf tournament’s fabulous atmosphere was Doris Bergman’s Fifth Annual “Gratitude Lounge,” co-hosted by SWAY® PREMIUM AUDIO, TWISTED SILVER® stunning jewelry collection, and ROBOSEN® Robotics -featuring innovative and fun robots. They all were ‘Big Wows’ for the celebrities.

Presenting sponsor Sway Audio with Joe Mantegna

In Hollywood Bergman is known as The Grand Duchess of Hospitality, as she showcases an incredible array of luxury gifts for supporters. A mainstay is the always impressive Art Lewin Bespoke tuxedos & suits. Also on hand were the finest in beauty Olita Skin Care olitashop.com, Nutri Care, and men’s grooming The Bearded Sailor beard balm and oil; the supper-healthy Frunutta Under The Tongue Vitamins; the thirst-quenching Kings Brewing Co Kingsbrewingco.com; Cannabolish and The Marijuana Factory’s outrageous cannabis topical & edible products; healthy soy candles from Milena Candle (milenala.com); Dulce Vida Organic Tequila; a delicious gourmet sweet treat from Sub Zero Ice Cream subzeroicecream.com which tasted sooo good, and other goodies throughout the wonderful day. More to come about these luxurious treats and the celebrities who were swinging at the 15th annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic.

VIP Sponsor The Marijuana Factory with George Lopez
VIP Sponsor The Bearded Sailor with Andy Garcia
VIP Sponsor Sub-Zero Ice Cream with Eugenia Kuzmina go to www.subzeroicecream.com
Red carpet ready Twisted Silver’s stunning collection twisted-silver.com

Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.