22 Jul Ryan Stiles Golf Classic
Last weekend was the first annual Ryan Stiles Golf Classic event, held up in the always pleasent Bellingham, WA. It was a fundrasing effort with all proceeds going towards the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. The weekend was kicked-off Friday evening with a soldout comedy show with Ryan and the rest of the ‘Whose Line’ cast. Saturday evening hosted the Celebrity Gala & Auction where many cool, unique items were bid on, and many celebrities came to support. Sunday was 18 holes of celebriting golfing. In all, it was a very successful effort, generating more than $100,000 for the foundation in three days.
Kent Loomer, fellow funny man and the event director, asked me to cover Saturday and Sunday’s events. A lot of coverage here too, folks, about 16 hours worth within a day and a half. I do all of the photography for Ryan’s comedy club up in Bellingham, and was more than happy to donate some time to document such a great cause.
It was kind of surreal photographing a few of the celebrities, being as I watched them on TV and in movies throughout my childhood. Having the opportunity to photograph Chris McDonald (played Shooter McGavin in the movie ‘Happy Gilmore’) while playing golf was fun. The adorable Kerri Kenny from ‘Reno 911’ was there. ‘Rescue Me’s Jack McGee was also there to swing a club. There was a long list of celebs, the rest of the details about the weekend’s events and celeb list can be found on the event site here: Ryan Stiles Golf Classic . The galleries from both even can be viewed below.
Celebrity Gala & Auction Gallery: –CLICK HERE–
Golf Classic Gallery: –CLICK HERE–
Also, a big thanks to my good friend and fellow creative talent, Andy Lahmann. He provided some much needed help as a second shooter for me, which ensured we got perfect coverage of the golf event.