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Award-winning actor John O’Hurley and baseball great Josh Beckett set to host The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation, Oct. 24-25 in Las Vegas

Hall-of-famers, music artists, entertainers and athletes headline field of 24 competing in two-day celebrity-am tournament at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 19, 2021 – Award-winning actor John O’Hurley and former Major League Baseball pitcher and 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett jointly announced today the final field of 24 who will be competing in The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors, a two-day celebrity-am tournament benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation, taking place Oct. 24-25 at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

The field of 24, who will be grouped with amateur foursomes, spans the world of sports and entertainment, including hall-of-famers, music artists, television personalities, entertainers and athletes.

“Hosting The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors is an important event to educate others on Epilepsy and raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation,” said O’Hurley. “The field is tremendous for this year’s event, and we are so appreciative of the support from our friends in the industry who are joining us to support a cause that is near-and-dear to both Josh and me.”

“As a parent of a child with Epilepsy, it is extremely important that we have more education, awareness and medicine in treating this disorder, and The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors is one small but significant ‘leap’ in this direction,” said Beckett. “John and I are humbled by the support we have received, and we can’t wait to tee-it-up in Las Vegas.”

“Having John and Josh co-host The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational and using their respective platforms to help drive awareness on Epilepsy and raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation is the driving force for this great tournament,” said Steve Sellery, executive director of The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational“We are honored to be hosting this great tournament as we continue on our mission to find a cure for Epilepsy.”

The 2021 Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors field:

Marcus Allen — Pro Football Hall-of-Fame Wide Receiver
Jose Alvarez — Former Atlanta Braves pitcher
Steve Azar — Country music artist
Josh Beckett — Co-host; 2003 World Series MVP
Peter Billingsly — Actor, producer and director
Michael Collins — Senior golf analyst, ESPN
Averee Dovsek — Television personality; Golfweek/USA Today Journalist
Bill Engvall — Award-winning comedian and actor
Jackie Flynn — Actor and comedian
Eric Gagne — Former MLB pitcher; 2003 Cy Young Award winner
Willie Gault — Former NFL wide receiver & Super Bowl Champion
Chris Harrison — Television host and personality
Rick Harrison — Former co-host of Pawn Stars
Peter Jacobsen — NBC Sports golf analyst; PGA TOUR winner
Jim McMahon — Two-time Super Bowl champion
Josh Mirenda — Country music artist
John O’Hurley — Co-host; Award-winning Actor
Karen Palacios-Jansen — LPGA Master Teaching Professional
Doug Pederson — Longtime NFL coach & Two-Time Super Bowl Champion
Shep Rose — Reality television personality, cast member on Southern Charm
Mark Rypien — Two-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback
Byron Scott — Former NBA head coach; three-time NBA Champion
Sterling Sharpe — Former NFL Wide Receiver & NFL Network Analyst
Ozzie Smith — Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame Shortstop

Born out of a vision shared by O’Hurley and Beckett to help the fight to end Epilepsy “Leap” forward, The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors helps to raise funds and awareness in support of the Epilepsy Foundation. The Leap has raised nearly $850,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation in the tournament’s first two years.

O’Hurley, best known for his role as J. Peterman on the sit-com Seinfeld, has been an advocate for Epilepsy awareness for more than 25 years. His older sister, Carol, was diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teenager and tragically passed away at 17 years-of-age in 1970 due to SUDEP (sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy) after a nighttime seizure. 

Beckett, a two-time World Series championship and three-time MLB All-Star who played for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, first spoke with O’Hurley about their shared experiences during The Leap’s inaugural year, when he was a celebrity participant. Beckett’s oldest daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy three years ago.

The 2021 Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors will be a team match format with O’Hurley and Beckett serving as captains. The field will include a total of 24 groups playing in the tournament, each comprised of five players – four amateurs and one celebrity. O’Hurley and Beckett will each draw the 12 groups that will make up their teams during the pairings party on Oct. 24, with the tournament taking place on Oct. 25. The tournament will follow a Captain’s Choice format, with the group selecting the best drive on each hole and playing their own ball until holed. 

For more information on The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Rubicon Advisors, visit

About Iconic Sports & Entertainment
Iconic Sports & Entertainment creates and produces branded entertainment platforms – driven by iconic people, brands and destinations – brought to life on television, digitally and for live audiences around the world. From sporting events to interactive game shows, we lead audiences to think, feel, and act. In addition to managing a portfolio of live events, Iconic provides advisory services to a select family of clients in the sports, entertainment and hospitality industries. Founded in 2009 by Steve Sellery, the company is based in Greenville, S.C. For more information about Iconic Sports & Entertainment, visit

About Rubicon Advisors
An investment financial company based in Roseville and Redding, Calif., Rubicon Advisors’ founders Andrew Tenaglia, Brian Russell and Steve Boero brings over 75 years of combined experience to fully meet their client’s needs. Since 2012, the firm has been dedicated to helping clients find clarity in their financial lives. As a team Andrew, Brian and Steve have developed lasting strategies that liberate their clients from the stress of doing it on their own. For more information, visit

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The Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational