Jordan Babineaux tries for the longest drive Monday morning at the start of the Boeing Classic. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Pro athletes come to Snoqualmie Monday for Rumble at the Ridge

  • Monday, August 21, 2017 5:51pm
  • Sports

The 13th annual Boeing Classic started Monday, with Seahawks Rumble at The Ridge, a highlight of the yearly PGA TOUR Champions event. The Rumble at the Ridge brings together friends from the professional sports industry and other guests to ‘tee it up’ for charity.

Foursomes were matched with a former Seattle Seahawks player or local celebrities for an entertaining day of golf at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.

All proceeds benefit Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll’s ‘A Better Seattle’ initiative.

Thirty-one celebrities took part, including Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor inductees, Pro Football Hall of Fame members, plus local and national public figures, including Sam Adkins, Jordan Babineaux, Mkristo Bruce, Larry Dickenson, Bobby Joe Edmonds, Nesby Glasgow, Jacob Green, Mike Haynes, Jake Heaps, Efren Herrera, Norm Johnson, Bill Krueger, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Mark Lee, Rian Lindell, Sean Locklear, Charly Martin, Sam McCullum, Lawyer Milloy, Randall Morris, Paul Moyer, Alan Mulally, Ray Pinney, Sidney Rice, Mack Strong, Jack Thompson, Slick Watts, Dan Wilson, Charle Young and Jim Zorn.

Now in its 13th year, the charitable event has raised more than $6 million over the last 12 years in support of Virginia Mason Foundation-funded health initiatives, primarily Benaroya Research Institute and its internationally recognized autoimmune disease science advances.

For more information, including the most current list of players, visit

Seattle Seahawk alumnus Jordan Babineaux tries out his eclipse viewers between holes Monday at the Boeing Classic’s Rumble at the Ridge tournament, a fundraiser for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll’s ‘A Better Seattle’ initiative. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Clear skies and a partial eclipse welcomed pro athletes and company executives to The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge Monday morning, for the start of a week of Boeing Classic events. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Cooper and Kolten, friends and neighbors of The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, started their Monday at the 18th hole of the Boeing Classic, where they could watch the eclipse and the Seahawks fundraising tournament, Rumble on the Ridge. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Football stars Jordan Babineaux and Walter Jones pose for a photo together during the Rumble on the Ridge fundraiser, Monday morning at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)