The 2017 Julius Erving Golf Classic presents The Erving Black Tie Ball, Red Carpet and Pairings Party with Ginuwine at The Logan Philadelphia

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The famed R&B singer and songwriter, Ginuwine, will take the stage at the 2017 Julius Erving Golf Classic Ball, Red Carpet & Pairings Party, held on Sunday, September 10 at the beautiful Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

The Julius Erving Golf Classic is a three-day experience honoring Julius "Dr. J" Erving while celebrating the best of Philadelphia through basketball, lifestyle and golf, in support of the Salvation Army of Philadelphia. The exclusive Julius Erving Black Tie affair will welcome celebrities, current and former sports legends and VIP guests for a luxurious evening filled with food, music and signature cocktails, presented by Tanqueray No. TEN.

The famed R&B singer and songwriter, Ginuwine, will take the stage at the 2017 Julius Erving Golf Classic Ball, Red Carpet & Pairings Party, held on Sunday, September 10 at the beautiful Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, gaining notoriety as one of R&B’s top artists of his era.

Hosted by ESPN’s Jay Harris and Professional Golfer and Fashion Designer Seema Sadekar, The Erving Classic will commence on September 9, with the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic at the new 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. The clinic will be followed by a special Julius Erving Community Panel, where Erving along with current NBA players and notable Philadelphia personalities, presented by the Philadelphia 76ers, and will discuss the betterment of youth sports, local initiatives and community development within Philadelphia.

On the final day, September 11, all golfing guests will head to the ACE Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic presented by Delta Air Lines. The legendary R&B artist, Jeffrey Osborne, will perform "God Bless America" for participants during the official Erving Opening Ceremony presented by Pond LeHocky Law Firm. Golfers will experience the “Erving On-Course Museum” where each hole showcases a moment from the legendary life of the iconic Erving. While participants are enjoying the course, ladies will wear red and attend "Cocktails with Dorys" in the Tanqueray No. TEN Clubhouse Lounge with Dorys Erving, wife of Mr. Julius Erving, and will then join in for the Erving Playoffs, Awards and Closing Ceremonies presented by The Philadelphia 76ers after the tournament round.

2017 Erving Celebrity Guests include: Former NBA super stars, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, John Starks, Cliff Levingston, Gerald Henderson, Sr., Eddie Jordan, Reggie Theus and Richard Hamilton; Current NBA players, Jahlil Okafor, Markelle Fultz, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson; R&B icons Eddie Levert, Jeffrey Osborne and Tony Cornelius; Former NFL players, Marcus Allen, Richard Dent, Keith Byars, Victor Green and Joe Washington; former MLB stars Reggie Jackson and Joe Carter; PGA Tour Professional Sean O’Hair and many more.

Notable Erving Classic sponsors include: The Philadelphia 76ers, Delta Air Lines, Zacapa Rum, Tanqeray Gin, CIROC, Pond Lehocky Law Firm, Michael Kors, Roots of Fight, Wawa, Buzz Oates, 251 Dekalb, King Transportation, Nestle Waters and many more.

The three day experience celebrates the achievements and legacy of Julius “Dr.J” Erving in the city of Philadelphia, where Erving spent most of his illustrious career in the NBA. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort, food, shelter and care to the needy around the world. The event brings together golf, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment. VIP Packages for the Julius Erving Golf Classic can be tailored to include golf and hospitality. For information on Erving tickets, packages and experiences call PGD Global at 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, brands, entertainers and organizations including Coach Mike Woodson, Julius Erving, Jalen Rose, Chris Tucker, Jeffrey Osborne, Viacom, The Broadcasters Foundation of America, 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:

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

The Logan Hotel, a Curio by Hilton Hotel, The Logan is a social magnet, infused with a confident, contemporary, and artistic point of view. A special enclave for business and leisure travelers alike, nowhere else gets you as close to all the action in Philadelphia, or if you choose, providing all you need so you never need leave the hotel. As one of the most modern luxury hotels in Philadelphia, PA, The Logan continues that tradition by bringing its own unique viewpoint to the Philadelphia arts district. Local artwork fills the lobby and rooms, and our Logan Square hotel is conveniently located near several museums. The hotel, near Rittenhouse Square, is just steps from one of the most upscale shopping districts in the area. A vibrant hub, here lies Philadelphia’s true heart and soul of the city, teeming with extraordinary people and unique experiences. For more information, visit their website at

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