Tee Up for Charity at the Gale Sayers Celebrity Golf Classic
Bears’ legend and hall of famer Gale Sayers will join participants once again as they tee off for charity in the Gale Sayers Celebrity Golf Classic. On Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., teams of four will play a round of golf on the Whittaker Woods Golf Course, located at 12578 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Michigan. "We hope this golf fundraiser will allow us another opportunity to raise awareness for our much needed after school programs that we so strongly believe in. With so many challenges facing our youth today, we are finding that our after school programs serve as more than just an educational support mechanism. In fact, we know the more time our youth spend at school the better they perform, and I think we all can support that,” says Frank Vite, Board Member for the Gale Sayers Center.
The winners of the tournament will receive a trophy at the reception immediately following the event. In addition to the first place trophy, Lexus of Mishawaka, located at 4325 Grape Road, is offering a brand new Lexus car to anyone who gets a hole-in-one! Founder Gale Sayers and President of the Board Erric Byrd will address attendees at the reception, held at the Whittaker Woods Country Club. Superbowl champion and former tight end for the Chicago Bears Emery Moorehead will also be in attendance.
Registration for the event is as follows:
- Foursome golf and admission to dinner reception: $600
- Individual golf and admission to dinner reception: $150
- Dinner reception only: $50
To register for the event, please visit https://www.golfinvite.com/galesayers. Organizations and individuals who cannot attend but would still like to make a charitable donation to the Gale Sayers Center can sponsor ($500) or co-sponsor ($250) a hole or make a donation of any amount at http:www.galesayerscenter.org. For additional information please call the Center at 877-856-1839.
The Gale Sayers Center, located at 7901 S. Sangamon in Chicago, IL, works to build a brighter and more reliable future for Chicago’s inner city youth by offering free after-school educational programs and experiences. The programs include computer classrooms where students can be tutored in English and Math; mentoring and motivation sessions with some of the most outstanding business, civic and sports leaders sharing their experiences; educational displays and forums; and a public speaking course. The Gale Sayers Center was founded in 2006 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.