Rumble at the Ridge opens Boeing Classic
August 22, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Rumble at the Ridge, a chance for regular Joes to spend time golfing with celebrity athletes, opened the eighth annual Boeing Classic Aug. 20.
The early morning crowd cheered as Steve Raible, news anchor with KIRO 7, announced all the celebrity players who turned out for the event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Former Seahawks Jacob Green, Sam Adkins, Cortez Kennedy, Dave Krieg, Warren Moon and Mack Strong are just a handful of the celebrity heroes who helped kick off the Boeing Classic.
The gathering crowd also gave a warm welcome to two former Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Pinney and Lynn Swann, despite the controversial 2006 Superbowl between the Steelers and Seahawks.
Folks gave it up for multiple current and former Seattle Sounders, including Kasey Keller; but it was Slick Watts, a former Seattle SuperSonics player, who received the loudest cheers.
The Rumble on the Ridge pairs four amateurs with one celebrity athlete to raise money for the Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
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