Beyond The Lights Celebrity Golf Classic Returns to Fund Spinal Cord Research and Care

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Sports, Television, and Film Luminaries to Hit the Links for Two Worthy Causes

Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic today announced that its 3rd Annual tournament and fundraising event will be held May 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa's award-winning Wolfdancer Golf Club. Actors Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor) and Texas-native Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity), stars of NBC television's critically acclaimed "Friday Night Lights" series, will once again host this star-studded event organized to raise funds for two charities dedicated to supporting those with spinal cord injuries, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation.

Both men were inspired to help those with spinal cord injuries during "Friday Night Lights" first season that featured a promising high school football player's life in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury. "We've been so fortunate to meet and work with amazing folks who are making a difference in spinal cord injury care and research to find a cure," said Kyle Chandler. "The support from the community for our charities during the past two tournaments has truly been overwhelming, so we're thrilled to bring it back and hopefully rally others around such a worthy cause."

Drawing on the success of its previous two years, Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic is a Florida scramble golf tourney with prizes ranging from golf clubs to a new car. Players include celebrity actors, musicians and pro athletes, legendary coaches, sportscasters and local personalities. Golfers and non-golfing guests are also invited to a reception, awards presentation, dinner, silent and live auctions, and an evening concert to cap off the festivities.

Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation is a Central Texas-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to injured high school athletes (predominantly football) and their families. The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the most comprehensive spinal cord research facility in the world, which was founded in 1985 by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti after his son, Marc, suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury playing college football.

To register, for tickets or more info, visit http://www.beyondthelights.org or call 512.461.9249.

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