RANCHO SANTA FE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2015) - For the past two days, celebrities and athletes gathered, dined and golfed at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe to benefit the Sheckler Foundation's "Be the Change" initiatives. The 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and first-ever Gala raised $300,000.

The two-day festivities kicked-off Sunday night with a gala that included: a cocktail reception; silent auction; dinner and a live performance by The Spazmatics. Throughout the night, Ryan and the Sheckler Foundation gave a warm welcome to its "Be the Change" beneficiaries. The beneficiaries and recipients from Hope for Carter, Saylor and Oscar Loreto had an opportunity to share their stories. Celebrities and athletes in attendance were given a glimpse into how the Sheckler Foundation has changed and touched countless lives and shared tears with one another.

Several celebrities, athletes and talent in attendance at this year's golf tournament include: Brody Jenner, Kelly Slater, Robbie Maddison, Clay Hensley, Chris Cole, Julian Wilson, Stephen Bishop, Klay Thompson and many more. The tournament kicked-off with a $10,000 putting contest put on by RedBull, a shotgun start at noon, red carpet and 200-ft. helicopter ball drop, cocktail hour and awards.

The Sheckler Foundation would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers, celebrities and sponsors who helped make this celebrity golf tournament successful. Sponsors for the 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament include: Red Bull; Wasserman Foundation; Wolf Pack; Hoehn Mercedes-Benz; Oakley; Roth Capital Partners; Wienerschnitzel; Zotto Mattress; Lume Cube; The Faltinsky Family; Dr. Barry Moores; Direct Edge Media; Stance; Tilly's; De La Fuente Cadillac; Foresight Sports; Choice Consulting, Inc; Volcom, True Blue Funding; Wahoo's; Deep Eddy Vodka; Pabst Blue Ribbon and Primo.

For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation, stay tuned to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and visit shecklerfoundation.org.

About the Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, the Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, the Sheckler Foundation will produce fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community to "Be the Change!"

Additional gift in kind sponsors of the Ryan Sheckler's 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament included: Boney Family, Bradford Portraits, Bushnell, Callaway Golf, Cobra/Puma Golf, Deep Eddy Vodka, Direct Edge Media, DJ Dax, etnies, Core Hydration, G/Fore Gloves and Shoes, GoPro, John Matty Co., Kelly Slater, Lace Project, Luxe Travel Management, Maloof Family, Matt Lauer, Mission Products, Never Too Hungover, New Era, Nixon, Oakley, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Parq, Pascucci Family, Red Bull, Rowley Portraiture, San Diego Padres, Scotty Cameron, Searsucker, Suja, Volcom, W San Diego and W New York.

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