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Celebrities begin arriving in the Coachella Valley for 14th annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament


More than 75 stars, songwriters and rock legends are coming to the desert, beginning today, for the 14th annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, returning February 29-March 3, 2024.

The celebrities will join golfers and other attendees for an annual weekend of golf and one-of-a-kind music events benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2023, The Warburton raised a record-breaking $4.7 million for St. Jude – bringing the total raised since the inception of this event to more than $26.5 million.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Events like The Warburton help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

This year's event is sold out but you can still support St. Jude by reserving your ticket in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Call 800-535-6748 to reserve your ticket for only $100.
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Tournament host, actor Patrick Warburton – best known for playing Puddy on Seinfeld as well as the star of the syndicated sitcom Rules of Engagement, the voice of Joe on Family Guy and numerous roles in movies like Ted and Ted 2The Tick and Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove as well as Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – brings together his celebrity friends to highlight a star-studded weekend in the desert that benefits the kids of St. Jude.

Songwriters Night, February 29, JW Marriott Desert Springs: This year’s featured songwriters include a Eric Paslay, a singer/songwriter who has topped the country charts with songs like “Friday Night,” “Song About A Girl” and “High Class;” Wynn Varble, known for hits like Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ on a Woman” and Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That;” Songwriters Hall of Fame members, Brett James, who wrote “Blessed" by Martina McBride, "When the Sun Goes Down" by Kenny Chesney and "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood; and Songwriters Hall of Famer, Rivers Rutherford, who had the 2001 song of the year with Brooks and Dunn’s “Ain’t Nothing About You” and wrote Gretchen Wilson’s “Homewrecker.” Returning is a third Songwriters Hall of Famer, Tim Nichols, who penned the  Grammy-winning “Live Like You Were Dying” along with a number of other hits. Event is sold out.

Rheneypalooza Jam, March 1, JW Marriott Desert Springs: The Rheneypalooza Jam’s line-up this year includes Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers, Alice Cooper, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Mike Mills (R.E.M) and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (formerly of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers); along with Kevin Cronin (lead singer of REO Speedwagon), Mike Reno (lead singer of Loverboy), Tommy de Carlo; John Elefante (lead singer of Kansas); Al Paris (Kool & the Gang) and Emerson Hart (lead singer of TONIC). Surprise guests are expected, as well. Event is sold out.

Saturday Soiree, March 2, JW Marriott Desert Springs: The Saturday Soiree will feature red carpet appearances by many of the celebrities involved with the tournament, as well as expansive live and silent auctions, a dinner and music by Sixwire featuring special guest, Ed Roland, lead singer of Collective Soul. Other celebrities will join Sixwire on stage for special performances, as well.   Event is sold out.

The celebrity golf tournament, which is sold out, will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, at the Classic Club and the Desert Willow – both in Palm Desert. Each foursome golfs with a celebrity. Celebrities scheduled to appear include actors Chris McDonald, Sam McMurray, Richard Kind, Oliver Hudson, Richard Karn, Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Rahm, Gregory Harrison, Mark Moses, Andy Buckley, David Leisure, Bruce Thomas, Brian Thompson, Galen Gering, Bill Smitrovich, John Pyper Ferguson, Charles Esten, Jonathan Banks, Phillip Boyd, Nick Lea and Linda Thompson; former supermodel, Kim Alexis; reality TV star, Dr. Paul Nassif (Botched); professional athletes such as NFL stars Brian Urlacher and Sterling Sharpe; and MLB players Steve Garvey, Brad Penny and Kurt Bevacqua.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened 60 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Sponsors of The Warburton include: The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, The Auen Foundation, Shakti Warriors, Classic Club, JW Marriott Desert Springs, Desert Willow Golf Resort, Castelli’s, Sixwire, National Rental Car, Master Spas, News Channel 3, Tito’s Vodka and Clase Azul Tequila.

The Warburton is the highest grossing tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $26.5 million to support its mission since its inception. For more information, visit

Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness, including this feature on Patrick and Cathy Warburton.

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