Cristie Kerr to Host a Star-Studded Charity Classic

With the Manhattan skyline in the background and a constellation of LPGA stars at her side, Cristie Kerr will host the Fifth Annual Birdies for Breast Cancer Charity Golf Classic.

Lady Liberty will look on as LPGA tour members Natalie Gulbis, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome and Erica Blasberg join Cristie at the spectacular Liberty National Golf Course to raise money and promote breast health education.

The event, on Friday, August 14, 2009, will feature an afternoon of golf followed by a dinner reception and poker tournament. In addition to the above mentioned LPGA stars, a number of other sports stars and celebrities will be participating, including Vincent Lecavalier from the NHL and Doug Flutie from the NFL. Celebrity chef Todd English will preside over the menu and all proceeds will benefit Birdies for Breast Cancer.

Corporate partners of this year's event include Fireman Capital Partners, Audemars Piguet, Sweet 'n Low, Clemmy's Ice Cream, Knight Capital Group, Continental Airlines and the Ritz Carlton.

This being Cristie's fifth Birdies for Breast Cancer charity event, the tradition has been firmly established of a fun event that raises awareness and resources... and the ultra-energetic Ms. Kerr is looking forward to continuing it for many years to come.

Proceeds from the 2009 Birdies for Breast Cancer Charity Golf Classic will go towards establishing the Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center at Liberty Health's Jersey City Medical Center. I told you about that amazing project a couple of weeks ago when Cristie was in Jersey City to announce it. Since then she's carded a T3 finish at the the Evian Masters in the French Alps... and will be teeing off in the RICOH Women's British Open just a couple of hours from now. Now you know what I mean by ultra-energetic.

Photo: Cristie Kerr at a past Birdies for Breast Cancer Event © Scott Halleran/Getty Images