January 13, 2008–Several celebrities took part in the annual benefit golf tournament presented by Canon that was played at TPC Las Vegas, a PGA Tour experience and one of just a few Las Vegas golf courses that has hosted both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour events. Celebrities playing in the Canon National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Celebrity Golf Tournament included rocker Alice Cooper, actors Blair Underwood, Robert Hayes and Gary Valentine, former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, and TV personality John Daly. And all four members of Las Vegas' own The Scintas (pictured with Cooper) were spotted on the red carpet hanging with the crowd at the pre-party, and doing good for the community.
The Scintas, originally from Buffalo, are made up of Joe, Chrissi and Frankie Scinta, and the "Irish Scinta", drummer Pete O' Donnell. O' Donnell is an avid golfer, and Frankie is known to tee it up as well. Currently, The Scintas can be seen performing at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Scintas are one of Las Vegas' most talented acts, and combine world-class musical talent (other support band members in the show have won international awards and sold music rights to the likes of Oprah Winfrey) with comedy to produce a show that always ends with a standing ovation from the crowd. Also, the show is one of the best values on the Las Vegas Strip with tickets starting at only $56.
Picture: Joe, Chrissi, Frankie, Cooper, O' Donnell
The TPC Las Vegas, former the TPC Canyons, is a past host of the Las Vegas Senior Classic (champions included Jim Colbert and Hale Irwin among others), and also the Las Vegas PGA Tour event that has had many names in its 25 years of existence. Past champions include Jim Furyk and Stuart Appleby, among others.
Click now to view the official TPC Las Vegas website
The event was the 9th annual tournament to help farther a worthy cause.
"At the heart of Canon’s commitment to the global community is the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. That commitment is echoed in our corporate philosophy, Kyosei – all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future –and we can find no cause more worthy than the protection of our most precious resource, our children," said William Reed, senior vice president and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our involvement with NCMEC has helped protect children and raise awareness about the worldwide issues of child abduction and exploitation. To date, Canon’s support of NCMEC has contributed to the recovery of 148 missing children."