The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament
The love of golf and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital brought together actor Patrick Warburton and tournament chairman, Clarke Rheney, and in 2010 the pair dreamed up an event that would blend Patrick’s popularity as a celebrity with Clarke’s deep-rooted knowledge of how to successfully operate golf tournaments. The Coachella Valley desert, with its spectacular surroundings and some of the most revered weather in the country, would serve as the perfect backdrop. The first event was in March of 2011. The Warburton team and all their many supporters and friends have to-date raised $15.6 million dollars in 10 years.
The tournament has grown to include one-of-a-kind music events such as the Songwriter’s Night – the stories behind the stories of some of country’s greatest songs – as well as a rock variety show known as The RheneyPalooza Jam, which features 4+ hours of hits by rock and roll legends and hall-of-famers accompanied by house band Sixwire, made up of some of the best studio musicians in Nashville. With these special events and more being added each year, we are extending our reach and deepening our commitment to raising the necessary funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In 2020, SwingJuice attended our first Warburton event. We designed a “concert T-shirt” for the Jam session night that was sold for $25 with all proceeds going to St. Jude. We also hosted a catered taco party on the 17th hole of the JW Marriott Desert Course, where we gave out Golf & Tacos T-shirts, koozies and stickers to all golfers.