Reid Brignac among stars confirmed for Ryan Theriot’s golf event

Staff reports

The First Annual Ryan Theriot Celebrity Golf Classic will be Nov. 12 at the Carter Plantation in Springfield.

The former LSU star hopes to raise awareness and funds to benefit the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund, the Autism Society of America Greater Baton Rouge Chapter and Fore! Kids Foundation.

Several athletes and celebrities have already confirmed to lend their name and their golf skills to the cause, including new World Series champion Mike Fontenot of the San Francisco Giants, Ryan’s double-play partner from LSU. Other athletes with local ties attending are Tampa Bay Rays infielder Reid Brignac from St. Amant, former MLB players Will Clark from New Orleans and Todd Walker, who starred at LSU. Former University of Louisiana at Lafayette stars Jonathan Lucroy and Paul Bako will also attend, as will former LSU football star Josh Reed from Rayne and rapper Paul Wall.

New Orleans native and radio celebrity Gordy Rush will serve as emcee. More celebrities are expected to confirm.

The Golf Classic will also have a special musical performance by country music star and Lafayette resident Sammy Kershaw. There will be a silent auction featuring jerseys signed by New Orleans Saints players, New Orleans Hornets team-signed ball and more.

Theriot will also host a tailgate party Walk-On’s in Baton Rouge before the LSU homecoming game against Louisiana Monroe on Nov. 13. Advance tickets can be purchased on