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Ja Rule, Johnny Damon and more stars turned out for David Ortiz's Golf Classic

The 11th Annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic got underway on Thursday in the Dominican Republic with a red-carpet-like event. In years past, the guest list has been littered with Red Sox legends like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez -- and this year was no different, with Johnny Damon in the house:

Damon and Big Papi weren't the only Boston sports royalty in attendance. Former Boston Celtic Ray Allen was also there to show off the work he's likely put in on the links in retirement:

Of course, there were also plenty of baseball figures in attendance, with current players like Tim Beckham, Yolmer Sánchez and Adam Jones. Orioles reliever Mychal Givens made sure to get some pictures with Allen and Torii Hunter:

Expos and Rockies legend Andres Gallaraga even made an appearance and he offered some words of welcome:

But, a celebrity golf event cannot subsist on former athletes alone. To that end, Ja Rule also lent his star power in support of the David Ortiz Childrens Fund:

After practice rounds Friday, these former and current stars will get to show how their skills translate to the golf course when play begins Saturday.