Jim Mora Celeb Golf Classic an Ode to Youths

UCLA football coach Jim Mora and wife, Shannon Mora, on the eve of the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, a charity event that benefits the Count on Me Foundation that the husband and wife duo founded. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
UCLA football coach Jim Mora Jr. and wife, Shannon Mora, on the eve of the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, a charity event that benefits the Count on Me Foundation that the husband and wife duo founded. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

WESTWOOD-The Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic is a worthy cause to support and to celebrate. A lot of the UCLA football coach think this way, and that is why they came to lend their presence and wallets to the cause to help disadvantaged and at-risk youths, which his Count on Me Family Foundation leads. Mora is not just the star of the this show, however.

Shannon Mora, Jim Mora’s wife, helped founded the organization with her husband. With that being said, the Mora’s have made a great impression with the folks in around Los Angeles. All that the husband and wife team do to help young people through the Count on Me Foundation is worthy enough to lend support to and get behind. So far, the foundations has been able to raise more than $1 million.

The Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, which was held recently on May 18 and May 19,  is one avenue to get that much-needed support.

Former UCLA standout and Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Jonathan Ogden holds court with UCLA cheerleaders. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Former UCLA standout and Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Jonathan Ogden holds court with UCLA cheerleaders. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

The two-day event, which started on Sunday, May 18 at the W Backyard Bar & Restaurant on the patio of the W  Hotel, brought out the celebrities and former sports standouts representing the powder blue and gold uniforms.

Among the notable names to attend the event was former UCLA great and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jonathan Ogden, ex-NBA star Jason Kapono, retired NFL running back DeShaun Foster, Pittsburgh Steelers icon Jerome (The Bus) Bettis and former NFL coach Jim Mora. Tim Tebow and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk also attended the event, which featured plenty of golfing at the Riviera Club on Monday, May 19.

Former UCLA football stalwart Kermit Alexander at the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic red carpet. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Former UCLA football stalwart Kermit Alexander at the Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic red carpet. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

Shannon Mora talked briefly about the importance of this event as well as the Count on Me Family Foundation.

“It actually has become the foundation for our lives in general,” Shannon Mora said. “When I say it is the foundation of our lives…it has been  arraigned in our lives for the past eight years. It is a labor of love. We want to spread this smile here in LA to Seattle.”

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