The 2016 Julius Erving Golf Classic To Be Held September 10-12 in Philadelphia

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Join Hall of Fame Star and NBA Icon Julius “Dr. J” Erving for The Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic to be held at The Ace Club. The Legendary Golf Experience Continues…

Julius Erving welcomes guests at the 2015 Black Tie Ball and Red Carpet Pairings Party

It’s official - Hall of Fame Basketball forward Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, will host the 2nd annual Julius Erving Golf Classic Sept. 10-12 at the ACE Club, the most exclusive Corporate Golf Club, in Lafayette Hill, PA. The event will welcome celebrities, golfers and fellow legends and athletes for a one-of-a-kind weekend of lifestyle, sports and entertainment.

The Julius Erving Golf Classic will kick-off on September 10, at 10 a.m., with the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic in partnership with the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to those in need. During the clinic, Erving will be joined by his daughter, Jazmin Erving, Founder and Executive Director of GRAB A BALL & PLAY Foundation an organization that makes donations of new athletic balls to underserved youth. The clinic will be followed by a special Erving Media Day at 2:30 p.m., where Erving along with fellow NBA Legends and notable Philadelphia personalities will discuss the betterment of sports, local initiatives and community development within Philadelphia.

The following day, September 11, The ACE Club will host guests for the Elite Partner Practice Rounds followed by the Erving “Black Tie” Ball with special guests and musical performances. At 7:30 p.m. The Julius Erving Golf Classic will welcome celebrities, sponsors and guests to a Red Carpet Pairings Party. Event Co-Hosts ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, Jay Harris and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer, Seema Sadekar will introduce celebrity guests and Erving himself. On the final day of September 12, all golfing guests will head to the ACE Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament. Meanwhile, the ladies will enjoy a Ladies Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Experience with Dorys Erving.

Invited celebrity guests include: Broadcaster Ahmad Rashad, Former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning, Bill Russell, Rick Berry, Jalen Rose and Gerald Henderson, Musicians Philip Bailey, Smokey Robinson, Eddie Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, and actors Alan Thicke, George Lopez, Vivica A. Fox, Chris Tucker, Anthony Anderson and Cedric The Entertainer.

The Julius Erving Golf Classic is Philadelphia's premier celebrity golf tournament celebrating Erving and his legendary career, culture, fashion, lifestyle and community. The event, run by Play Golf Designs, Inc., benefits the Salvation Army, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort, food, shelter and care to the needy around the world. VIP Packages for the Julius Erving Golf Classic can be tailored to include golf, hospitality, and invitations to the private parties. For information on Erving tickets, packages and experiences call Play Golf Designs Inc. 310.926.4075 or email info(at)playgolfdesigns(dot)com. For media inquiries: Rachel Rees: Rachel(at)pgdglobal(dot)com.

Play Golf Designs, Inc. (PGD Global) is a golf marketing & event company, directing and participating in luxury events for some of the world’s most legendary athletes, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius Erving, Jeffrey Osborne, The Broadcasters Foundation of America, Jerome Williams, Reggie Jackson and Ahmad Rashad. PGD blends pop culture and entertainment, creating the most unique, innovative golf events and experiences for each client. PGD Global focuses on celebrating diversity and inclusion in golf while welcoming women to the game with open arms. Specializing in connecting golf to the modern world of trends and fashion, PGD Global operates golf and lifestyle events and experiences all around the country, welcoming new golfers and businesses to the game. Tweet or Instagram @PGDGlobal or for more information visit the website at

The ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania is the most exclusive corporate club in Greater Philadelphia. The 35,000 square foot clubhouse is the centerpiece of the 300+ acres of pristinely manicured grounds. The comprehensive clubhouse has multiple meeting rooms for corporate meetings and small corporate events, and the entire structure is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and wireless capabilities. The ACE Club is also home to one of the top-ranked golf courses in Philadelphia, it was noted in January 2015 on Golf Digest's Best in State, and are ranked in the top 20 private courses for Pennsylvania. The 7,500 yard Gary Player Signature Design course is equipped with five tee placements catering to golfers of all abilities. With one of the top caddie programs in Philadelphia to help you navigate the golf course, The ACE Club is a true golf experience. For more information, visit their website at

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