Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor to Play at Terrell Buckley Celebrity Golf Weekend in Jamaica

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Former New York GiantsÂ? linebacker Lawrence Taylor will join T-Buck and other celebrities from sports and entertainment for a celebrity golf tournament and fund-raiser at the Ritz Carlton Jamaica in April. Other athletes who have confirmed include Michael Jordan, Derrick Brooks and Marshall Faulk.

New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 28, 2005 – Lawrence Taylor, the New York Giants’ linebacker inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1999, has accepted an invitation to play golf with a host of sports and entertainment celebrities and their fans at the Terrell Buckley Celebrity Golf Weekend in Jamaica April 15-17.

Luminaries ranging from basketball legend Michael Jordan to actors Angela Bassett and entertainer Tanika Ray have also accepted T Buck’s invitation to join other stars in a grand golf weekend with up to 100 non-celebrities at the Ritz-Carlton in Montego Bay.

Taylor, an All-American at North Carolina, appeared in 10 pro bowls while playing defense for the Giants from 1981 through 1993. During his career, Taylor recorded 132.5 quarterback sacks, 1088 tackles, 33 forced fumbles and nine interceptions during his NFL career. He was among 75 former players nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame, Division 1-A earlier this year. Results of the balloting will be released by the National Football Foundation in late April.

T-Buck, who played football for the New England Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl and for the New York Jets last season, has promised appearances by a host of other athletes and entertainers in Jamaica at the celebrity golf weekend. Other football players who will attend include Derrick Brooks of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams’ running back Marshall Faulk.

The stars will join T-Buck, a Florida State University Hall of Famer, for mixing and mingling with fans, golfing, and reggae-dancing while benefiting Jamaica’s youth.

The Terrell Buckley Celebrity Golf Weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort will raise funds for the Mustard Seed Communities, a non-profit organization caring for babies and children with disabilities.

Other celebrities who have confirmed their attendance include the Miami Heat’s Shaquille O'Neal and actors Vivica Fox, Malik Yoba, Orlando Bloom and Scott Bailey,

The weekend’s events will include a Friday night “mixer” where up to 100 guests will be paired with a celebrity for the next day’s golf at the White Witch Golf Course in Jamaica, a silent auction, award presentation and a Jamaican beach party on the shores of the Caribbean.

Tickets are still available for fans interested in attending the celebrity golf weekend. The cost for the all-inclusive package is $4,000 and includes two round-trip airfares on Air Jamaica, accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton for two, all meals, beverages, taxes, gratuities, airport transfers in Jamaica for two and two rounds of golf on April 16. A third person in the room is available for and additional $1,900.

For more information about the celebrity golf tournament, contact: Peta Phipps at Peta Phipps & Associates, Public Relations, 954-382-4533.


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