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2006 Sports Extravaganza: Celebrity Golf Day

2006/09/30 23:00 Extravaganzas, Sporting Events

The Tyler Foundation welcomed 10 cricket and rugby legends of the professional sports world to Tokyo for Sports Extravaganza 2006, which included a fun-packed weekend of three fundraising events: a gala dinner, celebrity golf day and a celebrity cricket match!

Our celebrity guests included:

Photos by Jacqui Todd and Leanne Stone

Celebrity Golf Day

September 30, 2006
Seve Ballesteros Golf Club, Fukushima Prefecture

Everyone (even those who only got an hour or two of sleep after the Sports Dinner!) enjoyed a great day of golf at the beautiful (but challenging, laments Kim) Seve Ballesteros Golf Club. The Grand Prize winners of the day were Barry Richards’ team, comprising Barry, David Moffat, Julia Spotswood and Garett Lake. They won golf bags donated by Callaway Golf and Coca Cola Japan. A highlight of the day was Kapil Dev’s gross 73, which saw him win the best gross of the day! Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Imprint, Jack Nicklaus Golf Center and Devere & Partners made the day even more fun with their respective challenges on their sponsored holes.

Special Thanks

  • Core Organizing Team: Rob Quinlivan, Mark McTamney and Anton McCloy. Their tireless work ensured both guests and celebrities had a great time while raising heaps of money for the Foundation.
  • Video Producer: Ryan Skelton of Alien-Eye, Inc for his unbelievable energy, skill, patience and tolerance in following our celebs from the moment they stepped off the plane ’till the moment they got back on the plane. The videos you’re watching are the result of weeks and weeks of editing and tweaking.
  • Video Presentations & Footage: Jeff Klein and his team at Terabyte Station for the video footage of Kim’s speech and for all of the help with the video presentations during the Celebrity Sports Dinner at the Grand Hyatt.
  • MC and Host: a sports celebrity in his own right (playing for New South Wales against the New Zealand All Blacks in 1988 and the British Lions in 1989), Justin Sampson deserves an extra-special thanks – no aspect of the Extravaganza would have been the same without his skill and polish.
  • Photographers: our official Foundation photographer, Jacqui Todd, and professional photographer, Leanne Stone, who worked tirelessly on a purely volunteer basis – donating all of their time and photos to us.

For more details on the rest of our celebrity guests’ stay in Japan, please see our event reports and interviews.