Celebrity Classic Raises Funds to Help Kids

Mother Nature blessed us with incredible weather and my fellow athletes joined our pro-am players to play two days of great golf. I was able to gather a great bunch of my friends such as Mario Lemieux, Jim McMahon, Wally Szcerbiak, Darryl Strawberry, and Mike Eruzione along with 25 other athletes.  Most of them are pretty great golfers and even better guys.  We all spent a lot of time together at meals, on the golf course, and at our evening functions.  The golf was the centerpiece but I think everyone enjoyed THE ZOO BAND and hearing Mark Rypien do a solo after I sang my favorite “The Gambler” with the band.  The guys had some great game stories to tell and with the Olympics on everyone’s mind Mike Eruzione was as entertaining as always.  The purpose of the entire three days was to raise money to help kids and I could not do that without our corporate sponsors.  Bouchard Transportation Company is the sponsor of this event and they were joined by Anvil International, Empire National Bank, and so many others to help us reach our goals.  The pro-am participants paid to be entertained and mingle not only with the celebrities but also with other business people from Long Island, Manhattan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and New Hampshire. We are really excited about our new format and getting to spend so much time with the players and celebrities.  And when we raise money to help kids, I am happy.  Thanks to everyone who contributed every gift, service, and donation made this a great event.  We made lots of new friends and spent time with old friends.  What a great week!