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39 Celebrities Compete in the Twelfth Annual Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off

July 16, 2018, Lake Tahoe, NV –  Korbel California Champagne once again toasted the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship with its twelfth annual “Celebrity Spray-Off” held July 12, where Golden State Warriors NBA MVP Stephen Curry took home top honors and $5,000 from the Korbel Toast Life® Foundation for the Curry Family Foundation. After back-to-back NBA Championship wins, Curry has had a lot of practice popping corks and toasting life on and off the court.

As celebrities made their way to the 18th tee, Korbel challenged players to show off their best champagne-popping skills during the fan-favorite Celebrity Spray-Off as part of tournament festivities. Considered one of the NBA’s greatest shooters of all time, Curry stole the show after shooting a 63-foot soaring cork for the furthest distance of the day.

This year’s competition brought together 39 players, all vying for the winning title to benefit charity. Contending participants included Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker Brian Urlacher with a second-place distance of 59 feet, followed by MLB Hall of Famer Greg Maddux with a 56-foot cork, earning him third place in the competition. While participants are ultimately judged on cork distance, champagne-spray style added to the fun for participants and fans alike.

Although he was not crowned the winner, Former NBA Guard Dell Curry added to the excitement with a friendly father-son rivalry as he set the bar for Steph early in the competition. NBA All-Stars Kyle Lowry and Chris Webber demonstrated locker room style champagne shakes before taking their shot while NFL Pro Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff sent long-distance corks down the field. Popular entertainment icons including Actor Rob Riggle and Comedian Larry the Cable Guy won the crowd over with animated banter, showing fans that the competition is ultimately about individual style and celebrating for a good cause.

 “As a long-time sponsor of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, we’re always thrilled to bring an additional element of excitement to players and fans with our signature events like the Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off” said Gary Heck, owner and president of Korbel Champagne Cellars. “Year over year, it’s great to see celebrities join in the fun – and most importantly, come together for a good cause.”

Football: Reggie Bush, Herm Edwards, Jared Goff, Robbie Gould , A.J. Hawk, Brian Kelly, Jim McMahon, Sean Payton, Doug Pederson,  Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Golden Tate, Adam Thielen, Brian Urlacher, Charles Woodson

Basketball: Stephen Curry, Dell Curry, Kyle Lowry, Chris Webber

Baseball: Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon, Eric Gagne, Tom Glavine, Derek Lowe, Greg Maddux, Bret Saberhagen, John Smoltz, Tim Wakefield, David Wells

Entertainment: Bret Baier, Larry the Cable Guy, Jay DeMarcus, Willie Robertson, Rob Riggle, Joe Don Rooney, Jack Wagner

Hockey: Joe Pavelski

Olympians: Mardy Fish, Bode Miller

Name / Description

  1. Bret Baier, FOX News Host and chief political anchor 
  2. Reggie Bush, Former NFL All Pro RB
  3. Roger Clemens, Former MLB All Star Pitcher
  4. Dell Curry, Former NBA Shooting Guard
  5. Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors Two-Time NBA MVP
  6. Johnny Damon, Former MLB All Star OF
  7. Jay DeMarcus, Bassist Rascal Flatts
  8. Herm Edwards, Arizona State Football Head Coach                          
  9. Mardy Fish, Olympic Silver Medalist: Tennis
  10. Eric Gagne, Former MLB All Star Pitcher
  11. Tom Glavine, MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher
  12. Jared Goff, NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback: LA Rams
  13. Robbie Gould, NFL All-Pro Kicker: San Francisco 49ers
  14. AJ Hawk, Former NFL Pro Bowl LB
  15. Brian Kelly, Head Football Coach: Notre Dame
  16. Larry the Cable Guy, Actor/Comedian
  17. Derek Lowe, Former MLB All Star Pitcher
  18. Kyle Lowry, NBA All-Star PG: Toronto Raptors
  19. Greg Maddux, MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher
  20. Jim McMahon, Former NFL Quarterback
  21. Bode Miller, Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer
  22. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks Center
  23. Sean Payton, Head Coach: New Orleans Saints
  24. Doug Pederson, NFL Head Coach: Philadelphia Eagles
  25. Rob Riggle, Actor/Comedian
  26. Willie Robertson, CEO Duck Commander
  27. Aaron Rodgers, All Pro NFL QB: Green Bay Packers
  28. Joe Don Rooney, Lead Guitarist Rascal Flatts
  29. Bret Saberhagen, Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  30. Alex Smith, NFL QB: Washington Red Skins
  31. John Smoltz, MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher
  32. Golden Tate, NFL Pro Bowl WR: Detroit Lions
  33. Adam Thielen, NFL Pro Bowl WR: Minnesota Vikings
  34. Brian Urlacher, NFL Hall of Fame LB
  35. Jack Wagner, Actor & Singer: General Hospital
  36. Tim Wakefield, Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
  37. Chris Webber, Former NBA All Star PF
  38. David Wells, Former MLB All Star Pitcher
  39. Charles Woodson, NFL Hall of Fame CB

About the American Century Golf Championship

The 29th annual American Century Championship, a made-for-TV event owned and broadcast by NBC Sports, NBCSN and Golf Channel, is the premier celebrity golf tournament, which also raises funds for local and national charities. The competition features a purse of $600,000. The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format that features some of sports’ and entertainment’s greatest celebrities.

This tournament is often referred to as the Super Bowl of celebrity golf with more than 90 sports and entertainment luminaires. Celebrity participants include Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jerry Rice, Rob Riggle and Larry the Cable Guy among many others.

About Korbel

Established in 1882 in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States’ most popular méthode champenoise champagne. But, the true measure of Korbel’s success during its 136 years can be seen in the impact it’s had on American consumers and its presence at various celebrations throughout the years. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes eleven California champagnes and a limited amount of still wine. In a separate facility, Korbel also produces one of the country’s most respected brandies.

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