Teemu Selanne, the Finnish Flash, Anaheim Ducks alternate Captain, and currently #15 on the list of NHL’s all-time leading goalscorers, has a list of achievements that have him Hall of Fame bound. Â And if we didn’t already love him to pieces before, here are two more reasons: November 20, the brand-new Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation is hosting a Celebrity Poker Tournament, featuring NHL Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, poker champion Annie Duke, and artist David Garibaldi, followed by a Celebrity Golf Tournament November 22.
It all begins Saturday, November 20 2010, with your check-in at 5pm. Â Afterwards, enjoy cocktails and fancy hors d’oeuvre at Montage Laguna Beach as participants are paired off for the golf tournament. Â You can buy in for a $500 donation; re-buys are permitted the first hour, and during play, artist David Garibaldi will be working live. Â The artwork that he creates will be auctioned off live. Musical guests will perform during the tournament, and final table players will get great prizes. Â The winner will receive a special prize: the first annual Celebrity Classic Poker Trophy. Â Everyone who participates gets a Teemu Selanne autographed puck. Table seating is limited to 108 participants; register online for the tournament.
Monday, November 22, travel to Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club in Coto de Caza for the Celebrity Golf Tournament. Check-in is at 9am, and tee-time is 1030am. Â The day of golf will be capped off with a silent auction at 5pm, which will include Teemu Selanne sports memorabilia, a Sidney Crosby autographed jersey, a test drive with Teemu, rare wines, and many more one of a kind items. Attendees will also receive lavish meals, gift bags, the chance to meet celebrities and professional athletes, and can participate in the raffle.
The goals of the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation are to support kids and families by giving them opportunities to participate in sports programs of all kinds, from recreational to travel. Â TSYSF will use fundraiser proceedings to assist families financially and also to help provide instruction and support for children, making it easier for kids to participate in structured sports which grow more and more expensive every day.