The tournament’s roots go back to 1992 with a ‘gathering of USC friends’ at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles lead by John “Jay” Eagan, Vice President, Financial Advisor of The RJC Group at Morgan Stanley. Jay was committed to establishing a signature golf tournament for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids (AEFK), he initially came up the name, “G.o.L.F. Kids” (Giving our Love For…). Jay brought together friends from his home club Los Angeles Country Club and golf buddies from the Jonathan Club to rally behind him. His tireless enthusiastic efforts paid off and the 9-1-1 Celebrity Golf Classic was birthed.
The event quickly evolved into a full fledged charity tournament beginning in 1995 when Tim Brown took the helm. Tim and fellow Raider Bob Golic recruited peers and friends from both the sports and entertainment worlds to play in the tournament and host corporate leaders and public safety officials.
The 9-1-1 Classic is based in southern California however while Tim was playing for the Raiders, AEFK hosted a complimenting northern California tournament from 1998 to 2003 at Wente Vineyard, Livermore and Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton. The 9-1-1 Classic has be held at: Mountain Gate Country Club (Bel Air), Spanish Hills Country Club (Camarillo), Pelican Hill Golf Club (Newport Coast), Oakhurst Country Club (Clayton), Dove Canyon Country Club (Dove Canyon), The Course at Wente Vineyards (Livermore), Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort (Industry Hills), Monarch Beach Golf Links (Dana Point) and is now at Trump National Golf Club(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA).