19th Annual Stars & Stripes Tournament Adds “The Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar to Its Saturday Night Themed Dinner and Live Music Extravaganza
The Stars & Stripes fishing, golfing and music adventure in Mexico expects to net more than $3 million this year for Orange County youth organizations
With the coast of Cabo San Lucas providing a stunning backdrop, the organizers of the Stars & Stripes Tournament are upping the ante this year, recruiting Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar to headline the event’s famed dinner and music entertainment on Saturday, June 27, 2015. In addition, backers of the fishing, golf and music fundraiser in Mexico have set $3 million as their fundraising goal, which would push the figure of total funds raised since 1997 to more than $23 million.
“We are proud that we have evolved Stars & Stripes into the top-grossing national fishing tournaments benefiting children’s charities,” said Stars & Stripes Board Chairman Dick Gebhard. “This year, we’re even more energized to deliver a one-of-a-kind adventure to the teams participating and donate record-breaking funds to our partner Orange County children’s charities.”
The 2015 grantees are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Miracles For Kids, Orangewood Children’s Foundation/The Academy, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Homeaid Orange County, Soldiers’ Angels and Building Baja’s Future.
Organizers expect more than 600 people to reel and putt during the four-day adventure, held June 25-28 at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Mexico.
Named after the children it helps — the real stars of the tournament — and the striped marlin in the Sea of Cortez, Stars & Stripes began in 1997 as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Dick Gebhard came up with the idea when he was a board member for the nonprofit organization, as he wanted to create a fundraiser unlike any other and combine fishing, golfing and music.
Limited team spots are available. Learn more about availability by contacting latoya@Starsandstripestournament.com or 661-246-8789.