Charity tournament benefits the Foundation’s Emergency Assistance and Catastrophic Health Fund for performing artists in need

LOS ANGELES (May 18, 2022) – Actor, comedian and TV host Joel McHale returns to host the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 12th Annual L.A. Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, which will be held on a championship course in Westlake Village, CA. The charity golf tournament benefits the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Program for performing artists facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship.
Since 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has granted more than $18.5 million in emergency financial and medical assistance to SAG-AFTRA artists and their families in urgent need.
“I am back to host the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s L.A. Golf Classic. The Golf Classic is a great way to hang out with terrific artists from our community and see them in ill-fitting polo shirts and chinos,” says L.A. Golf Classic Host Joel McHale. “I deeply love the Classic. It’s a lot of fun, but more much importantly, I love that our community and industry come together to support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The least I can do is show up, spray golf balls all over Westlake Village, and play host for this important cause.”
The 12th Annual L.A. Golf Classic is made possible through the generous support of its celebrity players, as well as the sponsors, which include Gold Sponsor Johnny Carson Foundation; Awards Dinner Sponsor City National Bank; Silver Sponsors Aris, Anthem Blue Cross, Backstage, Exactuals, and SAG-AFTRA; and Bronze Sponsors CVS Health, Jones & Associates, The L.A. Office, Los Angeles Chargers, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Woodford Reserve. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
“We’re thrilled to have Joel McHale as our host for the third year. He does an incredible job keeping everyone’s spirits high,” says SAG-AFTRA Foundation Vice President and Tournament Chair Pamela Reed. “We encourage industry leaders, agencies, studios, streamers and networks to join us for a first-class tournament, and a thoroughly enjoyable day – all in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s vital safety net for performers of our industry.”
For sponsorship opportunities and registration information, contact Director of Corporate Relations, Kevin Connell, at

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its Emmy® nominated children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies entirely on grants, sponsorships and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and resources, and is the benefiting charity of the annual SAG Awards. For more information, visit