Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing Just Days Away
- Published on Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:41
MYRTLE BEACH, SC. July 26, 2012--The countdown is on for the fourth annual Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing, benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America.
Wilcox, along with his NBA friends and local Myrtle Beach celebrities, who include professional boxer Ray Mercer, World Boxing Heavyweight Champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith and Carl Michael, the 2012 Readers Choice Magician of the Year, and actor Justin Wheelon will tee off at 10:00 a.m. at the Arnold Palmer designed Myrtle Beach National Golf Club on Friday, August 3rd.
The celebrity shotgun scramble will feature 18 holes and prizes will be awarded to the three lowest team scores, closest to the pin and the longest drive. Golfers can enjoy breakfast, catered by locally owned Benjamin's Bakery and lunch catered by Abuelo's, recently voted America's #1 Mexican restaurant.
M & V Contractual Services, Inc and James "Bonecrusher" Smith, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion are Contest Sponsors this year. Par Hole Sponsors also include Patriots Hollow Apartments, BOB FM 104.9, Mix 97.7, Gator 107.9, Rock 107, Yahnis Company Beer Distributors, Remy Cointreau, USA, Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream and WMBF News.
Golfers can also grab something to eat or drink while playing the course. Food sponsors include Chili's Grill & Bar, Hooters, and Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream. A silent auction will take place and autographed items from NBA Stars Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Damien Wilkins, and Jason Maxiell are up for grabs, as well as a two-hour private performance by 2012 Readers Choice Magician of the Year, Carl Michael.
Special thanks to the many donors; Aveda Salon & Spa, BB&T, Captain George's Seafood, the Carolina Hurricanes, Casa Villa Mexican Restaurant, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Coastline Sports Media, Crown Park Golf Club, Fitness Edge-Murrells Inlet and Carolina, Forest, Grand Strand Tee Off, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Marina Inn, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Nascar Speedpark, National Golf Management, Nike, the Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School, Sam's Club, The Dye Course at Barefoot and Tommy Bahama; for providing support for the outing.
But for Wilcox, the golf outing serves a much greater purpose. Myrtle Beach has always been a special place for him; he grew up right down the road in Whiteville, North Carolina. He's hoping the community will rally behind him in the fight against lupus, a disease that has devastated his family. Wilcox's sister Tehesia currently suffers with the disease and tragically, two of his aunts passed away from it. The Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing will raise funds in hopes of finding a cure and cause for the disease.
The Lupus Foundation of America will be on hand at the golf outing with some special members of the lupus community. Come join Chris Wilcox and Power Forward to Cure Lupus!
Individual registration: $100
Foursome registration: $300
For more on the Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing:
CSNNE.com "Wilcox to host golf outing in support of Lupus foundation"
WMBF News Local Living "Chris Wilcox"
International Show and Tell "Fourth Annual Chris Wilcox Charity Golf Outing"