KiKi Shepard's The KIS Foundation, Inc. with CIT Bank presents 2019 Celebrity Golf Classic for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

Celebrated personalities from sports, entertainment, and social media pool their collective star power to benefit this worthy cause
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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Aug. 23, 2019 - PRLog -- Taking advantage of the perfect Fall weather Southern California has to offer and the majestic views of the Porter Valley Country Club, The KIS Foundation, Inc. with Title Sponsor CIT Bank presents its 2019 Celebrity Golf Classic to raise awareness, advocacy and education about Sickle Cell Disease, and its prevention and treatment.

On Monday, October 21, 2019, nestled beneath the verdant hills of the Santa Susana Mountains, the exclusive Porter Valley Country Club, located at 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Northridge, CA 91326, will be home to this fundraising event where players will enjoy 18 holes of golf.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM, followed by a Continental Breakfast and Putting Contest, with a shotgun start at 11:00 AM. Festivities will continue with lunch served "at turn," a reception at 5:00 PM and round out with dinner, a silent and live auctions, plus a VIP award ceremony starting at 5:30 PM with renowned comedian Chris Spencer as MC.

Through its services and programs, such as The Crisis Care Package Program (CCPP) - a Response-Aid Kit (Backpack) and preventative resource designed to assist SCD patients before, during and after a Sickle Cell Crisis, and The Dorothy H. Shepard Scholarship Fund, the KIS Foundation, Inc. seeks to improve the social health and quality of life and make a transformative impact on the core beliefs of the children and families of the SCD community.

Confirmed and invited celebrities endorsing the mission include: Norm Nixon (Retired NBA player/Lakers), Byron Scott (Retired NBA player/Lakers), Donald Driver (Retired NFL-Green Bay Packers) James Pickens, Jr. (Grey's Anatomy), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), Obba Babatundé (S.W.A.T.), Dondre Whitfield (Queen Sugar), Glynn Turman (HTGAWM/Sextuplets), Jackée Harry (Funny You Should Ask), Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), Willie Gault (Retired NFL player – RAIDERS), Comedian Alex Thomas, Amin Joseph (Snowfall), Kathleen Bradley (FRIDAY), Petri Byrd (Judge Judy), Arjay Smith (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and more!

Interested sponsors and golfers can participate on multiple levels from Bronze to Awards and Tee sponsorship levels. All proceeds are tax-deductible and will support the programs listed above. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available online at Tailored packages are also available.

The 2019 Celebrity Golf Classic is sponsored by CIT Bank, Albert & Shirley Schmidt, UPS, U S Bank, The James Pickens Jr. Foundation, Sermoonjoy Entertainment, The Donald Driver Foundation, NCIS: Rocky Carroll & Charles Johnson, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, Cynthia Mitchell Heard, Arnold Hackett, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

For more information on product placement/branding opportunities, talent submissions or media credentials, contact Lisa Humphrey - Premier Concepts, email: or call 310.293.4154.

About Sickle Cell Disease Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited, non-contagious red blood cell disorder that can be debilitating, excruciatingly painful, and life threatening. The life-long disease most frequently affects African Americans, people of Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean heritage. A bone marrow transplant surgery is the only known cure for SCD. However, early diagnosis and preventative medical care are the best hope for living successfully with the disease.

About KiKi Shepard A graduate of Howard University, a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and a carrier of the Sickle Cell trait, KiKi Shepard, is a versatile performer, who loves entertaining in film, on television, or on the stage. She is best known as the "Queen of Fashion," for showing off the season's latest designs in haute-couture, as the smashing co-host of the original "It's Showtime at the Apollo" - TV's hottest late-night variety show.

About The KIS Foundation, Inc. The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. endeavors to raise awareness, advocacy and education about Sickle Cell Disease, its prevention and treatment through community outreach programs and educational scholarships.

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Lisa Humphrey


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