photo by Darin Fong Photography

Carlsbad nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts hosted its 23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and met its fundraising goal of $130,000. Over 160 people attended the event which kicked off with a dinner party including cocktails and both live and silent auctions. Before the tournament started, each participating team of four was paired with a Hollywood celebrity or professional athlete including Alfonso Ribeiro, who hosted the event, Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, James Lofton, David Justice, Jermaine Dye, Andre Reed, Sterling Sharpe, and Marshall Faulk. Donations from sponsors and the event’s participants will go to fund the nonprofit’s ongoing medical programs which seek to transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services. For more information visit