2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

Aug 06, 2014

WALKING WITH ANTHONY & THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALUMNI PRESENT:

THE 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER TO TAKE PLACE ON

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 AT THE COUNTRY CLUB OF FAIRFAX IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

 

Former Washington Redskin Doc Walker and ESPN 980 Radio Host Will Serve as Emcee for the Dinner

Local Spinal Cord Injury Victim will be Honored

 

WASHINGTON, DC – July 17, 2014 – Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury (SCI), and the Washington Redskins Alumni are teaming up to present The 2nd Annual Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the prestigious Country Club of Fairfax, in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday, September 22, 2014. The 2nd annual fundraising event, which will benefit those affected by spinal cord injury, begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a wonderful day of golf alongside Washington Redskins greats and other legendary sports celebrities and VIP guests. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer will be honored, at the dinner reception held immediately following the golf tournament, for his extensive work with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Former Washington Redskin and local ESPN 980 radio personality, Rick “Doc” Walker, will serve as the emcee for the dinner. Some of the other Redskins Alumni who have been invited include NFL Hall of Famer, Charley Taylor;

1982 NFL MVP, Mark Moseley; Super Bowl winners Rich Milot, Mike Nelms, Ricky Ervins, Ravin Caldwell, Ron Saul, Brian Mitchell; and members of the 80 Greatest Redskins including Pat Fiacher, Mike Bragg, Roy Jefferson, Ron McDole and Chris Cooley.

 

The day will culminate with a dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. The organization will be honoring Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, one of the leaders who worked diligently to get the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in the House of Representatives. Signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA has enabled millions of Americans to enter into the workforce and achieve independence. In addition, Hoyer, the House Democratic Whip, played a major role in the ADA Amendments Act in 2008.

 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the 2ND Annual Walking With Anthony & The Washington Redskins Alumni Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner will benefit Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of SCI, raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expanding rehabilitation centers, and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation.  Walking With Anthony was inspired by Anthony Purcell who became disabled after a diving accident in Miami Beach.  Determined to beat the odds, Anthony quickly began intense rehabilitation which helped him get stronger, healthier, more independent, and closer to his goal of being able to walk again. As a result of his experience, Anthony and his mother, Micki Purcell, created Walking With Anthony, a foundation to help give others with SCI the same chance at recovery.  In addition to honoring Congressman Steny Hoyer during the dinner reception, Walking With Anthony will present a financial grant to a local spinal cord injury victim so they may get healthier, stronger and gain independence.

 

During the Golf Tournament and Dinner, golfers will be able to participate in a silent auction and treated to a Gift Suite sponsored by Liberty Mutual Invitational. The Gift Suite will feature a variety of items, from multiple vendors, including golfing gear and custom-rolled cigars. Event golfers will also have the opportunity to participate in the Jet Blue Challenge -- a “Hole in One” contest (on four par 3 holes).  If a “Hole in One” is not made during the tournament, the four golfers that came closest to the pins on the par three holes will participate in a subsequent “Hole in One” challenge with the chance to win $50,000 -- with the “Hole in One” recipient receiving $25,000 and $25,000 being donated to Walking With Anthony. 

 

Individual tickets for the golf tournament are $500, Foursomes are $1800 and Foursomes with Redskins Alumni are $2500.  Entry to the Dinner Reception is $150. To register for the golf tournament or to purchase tickets to the Dinner Reception, please visit www.walkingwithanthony.org. For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micki Purcell at 310.745.0090 or micki@walkingwithanthony.org or Tonya Kowalczyk at 703.405.5841 or tonya@walkingwithanthony.org.

 

About Walking With Anthony

Founded by spinal cord injury (SCI) victim Anthony Purcell and his mother, Micki Purcell, Walking With Anthony is a non-profit organization with the mission to forever change the recovery outcome of Spinal Cord Injury, currently perceived as unchangeable.  The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of SCI, raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expand rehabilitation centers and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation. For more information, please visit www.walkingwithanthony.org.

 

About Washington Redskins Alumni

The mission of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is to utilize the assets of the Washington Redskins and its corporate and community partners to make a positive and measurable impact on youth development in the greater Washington, D.C. region in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness. The Foundation is led by Dan Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen and a large team of dedicated members of the community who are committed to making a positive impact in the DC region.  For more information, please visit www.redskinsalumni.com.  

 

CALENDAR LISTING

 

WALKING WITH ANTHONY & THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALUMNI PRESENT

THE 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

 

WHAT:            WALKING WITH ANTHONY & THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALUMNI PRESENT:

                        THE 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

·         Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries (SCI), and the Washington Redskins Alumni are teaming up again to host The 2nd Annual Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the prestigious Country Club of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia to benefit those affected by spinal cord injuries.

·         The event will honor Congressman Steny Hoyer, a leader in the House who guided the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.  Walking with Anthony also will present a financial grant to a local spinal cord injury victim.

·         The event will feature a fabulous day of golf with Washington Redskins greats and other legendary sports celebrities and VIP guests, followed by an exclusive dinner reception featuring live entertainment, silent/live auctions, awards and prizes.  A BBQ lunch and snacks will be served on the course during the round. 

·         Former Washington Redskin, and local radio personality, Rick “Doc” Walker, will serve as the emcee for the dinner.  Walker was a starting tight end for Coach Joe Gibbs 1982 World Championship Washington Redskins and is currently the sideline reporter for the Washington Redskins, co-host of Inside the Locker Room with Brian Mitchell weekdays from 2pm to 4pm on ESPN 980 (Washington, D.C.) and host of Doc Walker’s ProView, on MASN.

·         During the Golf Tournament and Dinner, golfers will be treated to The Liberty Mutual Invitational Gift Suite. The Gift Suite will feature a variety of items including golfing gear and custom-rolled cigars.

·         All golfers will participate in the Jet Blue Challenge, a “Hole in One” contest on four par 3 holes.  If a “Hole in One” is not made during the tournament, the four golfers that came closest to the pins on the par three holes will participate in a subsequent “Hole in One” challenge with the chance to win $50,000 -- with the “Hole in One” recipient receiving $25,000 and $25,000 being donated to Walking with Anthony.

·         One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit organization, Walking with Anthony, which was inspired by Anthony Purcell, a young man who became disabled during a tragic accident in 2010, but can now stand with the help of a walker. Walking with Anthony is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of spinal cord injuries (SCI), raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expanding rehabilitation centers, and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation. 

 

WHEN:            MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

            9:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast

            10:00 a.m.       Driving Range Opens

11:30 a.m.       Shotgun Start (BBQ Lunch and Snacks will be served during the round on the course)

            4:30 p.m.         Cocktail Reception

5:30 p.m.         Dinner Reception (includes live entertainment, silent/live auctions, awards and prizes)

 

WHERE:           COUNTRY CLUB OF FAIRFAX

                        5110 Ox Road
                        Fairfax, VA  22030

                        703.273.3100

 

DETAILS:         Registration for individual golfers is $500. Foursomes are $1800 and Foursomes with Redskins Alumni are $2500. Tickets to the Dinner Reception Only are $150. To register for the golf tournament or to purchase tickets to the Dinner Reception, please visit www.walkingwithanthony.org.

 

                        The TITLE SPONSOR of this event is Global Cash Card.  Additional Sponsors include Transwestern, META, Motorola, JetBlue Airways, Liberty Mutual Invitational and Vineyard Vines.

                       

For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micki Purcell at 310.745.0090 or micki@walkingwithanthony.org or Tonya Kowalczyk at 703.405.5841 or tonya@walkingwithanthony.org.

 

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