The Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala took place this past week and the eventful day raised funds for the Merging Veterans & Players, as well as the Lt. Michael Murphy Navy Seal Museum.
Hundreds of attendees gathered at the world-renowned Oheka Castle on Long Island with guests including celebrities and sports stars. Host, Rich ‘Big Daddy’ Salgado greeted Michael Strahan, comedian Tracy Morgan and actor Hisham Tawfiq of The Blacklist on the red carpet before hitting the greens.
“It’s all about helping and giving back,” said Morgan. “Keep it simple and always give back.”
Additionally, the event was the SHER Ladies Luncheon sponsored by DIOR Bloomingdales Soho, and David Yurman, held by Co-host Anzhelika Steen-Olsen, Founder of SHER Group, and Account Executive Blanc Magazine Events & PR, for all the female non-golfers. Guests entered the grand clubhouse after being styled with wonderful hats by Leonora Bulychova of A-Elita Inc.
Another grand party took place inside the castle after the tournament as the golfers enjoyed delicious food, wine, and cocktails and an evening of dance jams by DJ Skribble, and special performance by Broadway singer and Grammy nominee N’Kenge along with violinist Rebecca Cherry.
Celebrity participants included Michael Strahan (Super Bowl Champion & TV Personality, Tracy Morgan (Comedian/Actor), Hisham Tawfiq (Former US Marine & Actor NBC The Blacklist), Mike Tannenbaum (ESPN NFL Front Office Insider NY Jets & Former Dolphins GM), Dennis Seidenberg (Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins & NY Islanders Coaching Staff), Tony Richardson (Former NFL Full back), Andreia Gibau (Miss New York 2020), Marvin Washington (Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos), (OJ Anderson (NY Giants Super Bowl MVP) Jill Nicolini (Reporter), Ray Crockett (2x Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos), and Marco Battaglia (NFL Veteran & Rutgers Hall of Fame).
Event sponsors included Empire Auto Group of NY, Dryvebox, Arizona Iced Tea, David Yurman, T-Mobile, Dior, Bloomingdales, Delta, NIKE, Engineered Tax Services, Vittorio’s Italian Steak House, Matteo’s Restaurant, and Cardinal Bakery of Carl Place.
Photos by Mychal Watts