Anthony Tivnan, Snowden Hernandez, William Floyd, Ken Griffey Jr., Gary Sheffield, and Joshua Hebert
BOSTON, MA. – February 15, 2011 – On Monday, February 14, 2011, private jet company, Magellan Jets proudly sponsored the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wing and a Prayer Foundation. The tournament took place at Isleworth Golf and Country Club, located in Windermere, FL. Preceding the tournament, Wing and a Prayer held a Gala Dinner event at Isleworth on Sunday, February 13. The Gala began with a meet and greet followed by a cocktail hour. After this, guests enjoyed a wonderful meal which was accompanied by a presentation on the Foundation.
The evening concluded with a celebrity pairing; each foursome participating in the tournament was matched with a celebrity present. Both the Gala and the tournament were tremendously successful in raising funds to aid the Foundation’s mission, to help the people of Jacmel, Haiti. Following the devastating effects of the January 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, Cayes Jacmel is being transformed into an epicenter for recovery. All efforts assist the Haiti Gospel Ministries in providing short and long term food and health care aid to the children and families of the Bethany Baptist Christian Church and School. Additionally, a major emphasis is placed on education. Hopefully, with these supplies and educational tools, they will be able to provide for themselves one day.
The players were blessed with gorgeous weather on the day of the tournament, making it a memorable day on Isleworth’s world renowned golf course. In 1981, Arnold Palmer flew over the property and recognized that the land had the potential for being the site of a world class golf course and luxury residential community, a longtime goal of his. The celebrity-infused foursomes sparked excitement among the players and spectators alike. Celebrity athletes who participated included Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Feeley, Ryan Longwell, Peyton Hillis, Tony Boselli, Josh Scobee, Brett Kern, Gary Sheffield, Sterling Sharp, Ricky Watters, John Mobley, Nick Anderson, William Floyd, and Derrick Brooks. Joshua Hebert, C.E.O. of Magellan Jets was impressed by the celebrity players’ altruism, “It is terrific to see these celebrity athletes acknowledging the importance of charity by donating their time to Wing and a Prayer Foundation. Their presence not only enhances the energy on the course; it reminds us of the power of giving.”
The winning team was led by All-Pro receiver Sterling Sharpe, who shot 69 on his own ball and led his team to victory by 9 shots, shooting 29 under par. His teammates were: Ted Threadgill, Tim Hill, Terrence Barber, and John Vanmeter. Following Sharpe’s lead was the 2nd place team, who finished at 20 under par and was led by NFL running back Ricky Watters and his teammates, including, Greg Marks, Mike Zizmer, Robb Chapin, and Doug Dvorak. In addition to the team game, there were individual prizes for:
Closest to Pin Hole #5: Matt Brook Closest to Pin Hole #11: Mark Verdova Longest Drive Men #7: Terrence Barber Longest Drive Ladies #7: Teri Kat
Any questions regarding the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wing and a Prayer Foundation, may be directed to the Public Relations Director, Jacqueline Vincent, at 516-729-0670 or [email protected]
Wing and a Prayer Founder Erin Young and Ken Griffey Jr. Greg Marks, Mike Zizmer, Rob Chapin, Doug Dvorak, and Ricky Watters with coach Brian Mogg