Annual Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational had more than 200 golf enthusiasts and celebrities in attendance

Celebrity participants with children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

In mid-February 2012, Arizona Diamondbacks’ legend Mark Grace brought together more than 200 golf enthusiasts and celebrities at his annual Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational in support of providing youth development programs to children and teens served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and other charities. The two-day event raised nearly $135,000 and included an upscale cigar dinner hosted by Scottsdale Plaza Resort as well as a tournament at The Phoenician Golf Club, one of Scottsdale’s premier golf courses. Participating celebrities and sports figures included Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Justin Upton, Chris Young, Jay Feely, Joe Proski, Kevin Towers and many more.

Since 1954, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided more than 100,000 Northeast Valley youth with a positive, supervised environment to explore the power of their potential. Today we serve 16,000 children and teen through the organization’s nine branches and 12 outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Hualapai Indian Community and other Northeast Valley neighborhoods. The Club offers more than 100 youth development programs emphasizing five core areas: the arts; character & leadership development; education & career development; health & life skills; and sports, fitness & recreation. For more information, visit