Darius Rucker will team up with his old bandmates next month when they will host the 16th annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Jack Ingram, Steve Azar and Colt Ford will join Darius and his band as well as other PGA Tour players who will be in attendance, including Jim Furyk, John Daly, Woody Austin, Rich Beem, and LPGA player and Myrtle Beach resident Kristy McPherson. Other celebrities and athletes participating in the event will include "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip, NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers, Bernie Kosar, Jim McMahon, Kordell Stewart, and NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason.

"Country music artists and country radio have really embraced me, so it's great to see so many of my new friends joining us in an effort to raise money for the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation," says Darius.

"Each year, the list of great athletes and celebrities continues to grow," the singer continues, "and to know we come to Myrtle Beach to have fun and raise money for a great cause is without a doubt one of the things I look forward to doing every spring."

Tickets to the event, to be held on April 12 at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf, went on sale last month and are close to being sold out. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. Children under 12 years of age and younger are admitted free. All ticket proceeds benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation. Last year's event recorded its fourth consecutive sell-out and raised $155,000 for various South Carolina charities.

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