TODAY Show Celebs
Sep 15–16, 2024
Fairfield, CT

Bottoms Up Invitational

The Bottoms Up Invitational, presented by Craig Melvin and Lindsay Czarniak, benefits the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The event honors Craig's brother, Lawrence Meadows.

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Presented by Craig Melvin and Lindsay Czarniak

Craig and Lindsay are delighted to host The Bottoms Up Invitational again to benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. In addition to being an anchor for NBC News and a host of The Today Show, Craig proudly sits on the Alliance’s Board of Directors. Craig lost his brother, Lawrence Meadows, to colon cancer at the age of 43 just three years ago.

This golf tournament is a way to honor Lawrence and advance the Alliance’s cause. We can get more people screened, help patients navigate treatment, and fund innovative research to end this disease once and for all. We’re looking forward to our next outing of connecting with friends old and new.

Craig, Lindsay, & Al onstage

Evening event

Previous evening festivities included dinner, an open bar, celebrity mingling, a live auction, a concert, and an after-party!

Performers included:

  • Members of Hootie & The Blowfish
  • Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
  • Ray Boudreaux (The Voice)
  • Javier Colon (The Voice)
  • Branford Marsalis (Saxophonist and Composer)
  • Edwin McCain (Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist)
  • Preston Pohl (The Voice)
BUI Concert

Celebrity Golf Invitational

Registered golfers enjoyed a day on the course alongside several celebrity attendees.

Golfers included:

  • Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
  • Ray Boudreaux (The Voice)
  • Javier Colon (The Voice)
  • Carson Daly (TV Host & Producer)
  • Michael Eaves (ESPN)
  • Willie Geist (Sunday TODAY)
  • Branford Marsalis (Saxophonist and Composer)
  • Edwin McCain (Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist)
  • Sterling Sharpe (NFL)
  • Stephanie Szostak (Actress)
Celeb Golfers at BUI
Golfing Group at BUI

Sponsorship opportunities

Are you interested in making a strong impact by sponsoring an aspect of this event? Contact Regan Huneycutt, Chief Development Officer, at rhuneycutt@ccalliance.org or (202) 207-0254 with any questions.

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