The 4th Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic to be Held September 8-10 in Philadelphia, PA

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Johnny Gill will perform at The Erving Ball at The Logan Philadelphia on September 9th. For more information on the 2018 Julius Erving Golf Classic please visit or call 310.926.4075

Beverly Johnson and Julius "Dr. J" Erving take a selfie at The 2017 Julius Erving Golf Classic in Philadelphia

Golfers will experience the “Erving On-Course Museum” where each hole will showcase a moment from the legendary life of Julius "Dr. J" Erving.

Hall of Fame Basketball forward and icon Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, will host the 4th Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic on Sept. 8-10, at the Logan Philadelphia, a stylish hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. The three-day event presented by Delta Air Lines and Jefferson will welcome legends, celebrities, participants and sponsors for a one-of-a-kind weekend of lifestyle, sports and entertainment.

Hosted by ESPN’s Jay Harris and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer Seema Sadekar, The Erving Classic will commence on September 8, with the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic at the state of the art Sixers Training Complex, currently the largest training complex in the NBA. The clinic will host youth participants from the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia and Camden New Jersey facilities.

On September 9, Joan Shepp will host an invitation only fashion experience, followed by the highly anticipated Erving “Black Tie” Ball, Red Carpet and Pairings Party with specialty cocktails presented by Tanqueray No. TEN and CIROC. The highly anticipated event will feature a musical performance by R&B singer and legend Johnny Gill. Lt. Col Stephen Banfield, Divisional Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division of the Salvation Army will be a guest speaker at the event that will proudly welcome all in attendance to another unforgettable experience.

On the final day, September 10, all golf participants will head to St. David’s Golf Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament. Golfers will experience the “Erving On-Course Museum” where each hole will showcase a moment from the legendary life of Julius "Dr. J" Erving. While participants are enjoying the course, ladies will enjoy a Bollywood-themed Experience with Dorys Erving, wife of Mr. Julius Erving, and join the golf participants in the clubhouse after the round.

Confirmed to attend are former NBA and WNBA stars Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Alonzo Mourning, John Starks, Reggie Theus, Mike Woodson, Jimmy Jackson, Gerald Henderson Sr., and Anne Meyers Drysdale, MLB and Hall of Fame legend Ozzie Smith, Boxer and Hall of Fame star Winky Wright, R&B legends Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Gill and Eddie Levert, former NFL players Victor Green, Richard Dent, Mike Quick, Keith Byars, and Marcus Allen, soccer player Oguchi Onyewu, Hip Hop artist, Raje Shwari, former supermodel Beverly Johnson, comedian and actor, George Lopez.

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The event, run by Play Golf Designs, Inc., celebrates the achievements of Julius “Dr.J” Erving in the city of Philadelphia with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort, food, shelter and care to the needy around the world. The event also benefits Grab A Ball & Play, an organization that gifts athletic balls to children who are underprivileged, as well as DEFY, an organization that provides healthy meals and nutritional development to children who struggle with obesity. 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) For media inquiries: Olivia Gracey at olivia(at)

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, brands, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius Erving, Chris Tucker, Jeffrey Osborne, Viacom, The Broadcasters Foundation of America, The Calvin Peete Foundation, Diageo and MGM Resorts International. 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. More info:

Founded in 1897, St. Davids is one of the premier clubs on Philadelphia’s famed “Main Line”. Highlighted by its challenging and unique golf course designed by one of the most famous architects of all-time, Donald Ross, the Club boasts an active and passionate membership. In addition to its renowned golf course, the St. Davids clubhouse plays host to exclusive events throughout each season. The mission of the Club has remained unaltered since its inception as a home for friends and family to enjoy life through the game of golf.

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