Saturday, August 01, 2009


Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, will be playing in the annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Tournament, hosted Donald Trump, on Saturday, August 1st. Joe talked about many of the charities he supports a few weeks ago in the Criminal Minds chat room. He suggested we all check his official website for more info on some of them. Here is the press release for this event:

OS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- American business magnate, socialite, author and television personality Donald Trump will host this year's annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament. He will join Chief of Police William J. Bratton to host the 38th tournament on Saturday, August 1st, 10 a.m., at the Trump National Golf Club, One Ocean Trails Drive, in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Since its inception in 1970, the Golf Tournament benefits the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, which provides emergency financial assistance to officers and civilians of the Police Department in the event of death, serious injury, illness or other catastrophic circumstances. The tournament will take place at Trump's Gold Course for the first time in its 38th year history.

Celebrities joining Mr. Trump include Neal McDonough, Joe Mantegna, Daniel Baldwin, Carlos Mencia, Terrell Davis, Rick Dees, Erik Estrada, Chad Everett, Don Johnson, Ron Perlman, Paula Trickey and more. Past celebrity golfers included Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Bob Hope, James Woods, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Wayne Gretzky, Jane Seymour, Jack Nicholson, James Garner, Dennis Franz, Smokey Robinson and Clint Eastwood.

More than just a golf tournament, this family event also features attractions including LAPD displays of tactical equipment and specialty units such as Narcotics, K-9, SWAT, and the Bomb Squad throughout the course. Food booths, carnival rides and other children's activities make this an ideal event for family or group outing.

The public is invited to attend this event with tickets available at all Los Angeles Community Police Stations and at the gate on the day of the tournament. Adult admission is $5 and children 12 and under will be admitted free. Parking is also free. For more information, please call the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, at (213) 847-4239 or visit the Foundation's website at Media inquires and request for credentials shall be directed to Senior Lead Officer Joe Buscaino, at (310) 869-2168 or via email,