Vail Valley Celebrity Invitational makes debut Aug. 6 at Frost Creek Golf Club |

Vail Valley Celebrity Invitational makes debut Aug. 6 at Frost Creek Golf Club

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Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle will play host to the inaugural Vail Valley Celebrity Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Townsend Bessent | Daily file photo

The first Vail Valley Celebrity Invitational will take place at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Celebrities competing include Joe Gibbs (Hall of Fame NFL coach and NASCAR owner); Bruce Matthews (NFL Hall of Famer); Josh Turner (country singer); Ben Crane (five-time PGA Tour event winner); Michael W. Smith (musician); Kathie Lee Gifford (TV host, singer and author); Jeff Fisher (former NFL coach); and Golf Channel commentator Grant Boone.

There are still a few foursomes available. To reserve a spot, go to

The format will be a scramble for nine holes and a shamble for nine holes. The day will begin with a 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. clinic with Ben Crane and an 11 a.m. shotgun start. When everyone’s clubs are put away, there will a post-event party with appetizers, drinks and awards.

Celebrities will be interviewed about their time in the spotlight, fun memories and life experiences.

This inaugural tournament is a fundraiser benefiting Search Vail Valley/Scott Leonard and I Am Second, two organizations that help people answer the bigger questions about life and God. Email Scott Leonard at with questions.

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