Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2006
Former Philadelphia Flyers and members of the recently inducted 1960 Eagles are joining other Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees for the first Annual Hall of Fame Golf Classic. The Golf Classic, which is open to the public, is Monday July 10th at Blue Bell Country Club in Blue Bell, Pa. A number of the Hall of Fame inductees will join supporters of the Hall for a day of golf and fun to benefit Hall of Fame Charities.
Master of Ceremonies Harry Kalas will be on hand to host the festivities. Among the Philly sports personalities scheduled to attend are Tom Gola, Billy Cunningham, Bob Levy, John Chaney, Jim Murray, Jack Ramsay, Bernie Parent, Tom Brookshier, Pete Retzlaff, Dick Lucas, Joe Frazier, Dan Baker, Chuck Bednarik, Dave Schultz, Tommy McDonald, Leo Carlin, Bob Kelly, Jim Gallagher, Paul Holmgren, Riley Gunnels, Timmy Brown, Harvey Pollack, Fran Dunphy and Bill Ellerbee.
“The Hall of Fame Golf Classic is a great opportunity for fans to join the Inductees on the golf course or at the reception,” said Dan Fahy, Jr. Golf Committee chairman. “Many of these sports figures are playing so it is a great chance for fans to play a round of golf with one of their sports favorites.”
A live auction of exclusive items is part of the event’s fundraising including a custom-framed Augusta National 2005 Masters golf flag autographed by Jack Nicklaus, commemorating the Golden Bear’s last official Masters Tournament. A silent auction will run throughout the day.
Proceeds from the Classic benefit Hall of Fame Charities, the community focused arm of the Philly Hall. Hall of Fame Charities programs include free sports camps for less-advantaged youth, student programs, internships and essay & art contests for local youth. Specific organizations supported by Hall of Fame Charities include:
-Phila. Police Athletic League (PAL)
-Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
-Richie Ashburn Baseball Foundation
-Penna. Assn of Blind Athletes
The golf outing features a four-person scramble format, a putting contest, a “beat the pro” competition and various prizes throughout the event. It affords the public an opportunity to play one of the premier golf clubs in the area, Blue Bell Country Club, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Activities for the day include a pre-golf buffet lunch, post-golf cocktail hour, buffet dinner and door prizes along with the silent and live auctions.
Entry fee for golfers is $275 and foursomes are $1100. Non-golf, banquet-only tickets are available to the public for $100. Limited sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Tickets for the golf outing and dinner are available to the public and may be purchased online at http://www.phillyhall.com.
For additional details, contact Dan Fahy, Jr at 215-886-6657 ext 8 or via e-mail at daniel.fahy @ phillyhall.net
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Founded in 2002, it is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations, the Maxwell Club, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and the International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame. For More information visit: http://www.phillyhof.org/
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