KISS icon Gene Simmons joins Legends Golf Classic

Band’s founding member joins lead guitarist and tournament host Tommy Thayer for fourth annual concert & tournament to benefit Boxer Athletics. Click for more info.

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KISS founding member Gene Simmons will join the band’s lead guitarist, Portland-area native Tommy Thayer, for Pacific University’s 2010 Legends Golf Classic, hosted by Thayer on August 1 and 2 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha.

Producers from A&E’s hit television series Gene Simmons Family Jewels will film portions of the event to chronicle golf novice Simmons’ attempt at the sport.

Prior to hitting the links on Monday, Aug. 2, Thayer will partake in a private concert on Sunday night with other celebrity musicians on hand, led by bassist and vocalist Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees). Joining Blades and Thayer on stage will be Mark Bryan (Hootie & the Blowfish), Ray Kennedy, Johnny Lee and Danny Seraphine (Chicago).

Festivities begin Sunday afternoon with a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction attended by many other celebrities in addition to the musicians. Actress and sportscaster Lisa Guerrero, whose credits include Sunset Beach, Monday Night Football and The Best Damn Sports Show Period, will serve as the day’s master of ceremonies. Items available for bid include sports and music memorabilia, vacation trips and special concert opportunities.

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