GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

Oct 21, 2013

WALKING WITH ANTHONY & THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ALUMNI PRESENT:

A CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER TO TAKE PLACE ON

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 AT THE COUNTRY CLUB OF FAIRFAX IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

 

Former Washington Redskin Doc Walker To Broadcast His Radio Show Live On ESPN 980 During The Golf Tournament         And Will Serve As Emcee For The Dinner

 

WASHINGTON, DC – July 17, 2013 – Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries (SCI), and the Washington Redskins Alumni are teaming up to host the Walking With Anthony & Washington Redskins Alumni Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the prestigious Country Club of Fairfax, in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday, October 21, 2013. The inaugural fundraising event, which will benefit those affected by spinal cord injuries, begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a fabulous day of golf alongside Washington Redskins greats including Hall of Famer Charley Taylor, Former NFL league MVP Mark Moseley and other legendary sports celebrities and VIP guests. Former Washington Redskin and local radio personality, Rick “Doc” Walker, will broadcast his radio show live on ESPN 980 during the golf tournament and 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.  Some of the other Redskins Alumni who have been invited include Roy Jefferson, Mike Bragg, Ron McDole, Pat Fischer, Dexter Manley, Brig Owens, Ted Vactor, Mike Nelms, Rich Milot and Larry Brown.  The day will culminate with a dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. honoring Dr. John Starr, world renowned leader in complex spinal surgery.  More details about the golf and dinner events are itemized in the calendar listing below.

 

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the 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, expand rehabilitation centers and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation.  Walking With Anthony was inspired by Anthony Purcell who was paralyzed 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 come 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 Dr. Starr during the dinner reception, Walking With Anthony will present financial grants to two spinal cord injury patients - Erica Predum and Chris Utz – to help with financial assistance so they can get become healthier, stronger and gain independence.  

 

Event golfers will also have the opportunity to participate in the Jet Blue Challenge -- a “Hole in One” contest (on four par 3 holes) with a chance to win a Five Day/Four Night Travel Vacation from Jet Blue.  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 $400, Foursomes are $1500 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. Event sponsors to date include Title Sponsor – Global Cash Card; FedEx; Motorola; MasterCard; Hewlett Packard; Washington Redskins Alumni, JetBlue and Transwestern.  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

CHARITY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

 

 

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

                                    A 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 to host a Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the prestigious Country Club of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia to benefit those affected by spinal cord injuries.
  • The inaugural fundraising event will feature a fabulous day of golf with Washington Redskins greats including Hall of Famer Charley Taylor and former NFL League MVP, 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.  Some of the other Redskins Alumni who have been invited include Roy Jefferson, Mike Bragg, Ron McDole, Pat Fischer, Dexter Manley, Brig Owens, Ted Vactor, Mike Nelms, Rich Milot and Larry Brown. 
  • Former Washington Redskin, and local radio personality, Rick “Doc” Walker, will broadcast his radio show live on ESPN 980 for the golf tournament and 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.
  • The event will honor world renowned leader in complex spinal surgery, Dr. John K. Starr of Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.  Walking with Anthony also will present financial grants to two spinal cord injury patients - Erica Predum and Chris Utz – to help with financial assistance so they can get become healthier, stronger and gain independence.   
  • All golfers will participate in the Jet Blue Challenge, a “Hole in One” contest on four par 3 holes, with a chance to win a Five Day/Four Night Travel Vacation from Jet Blue.  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.
  • Comedian Larry “LaLa” Lanehart will appear as a special guest at the event. 
  • One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Walking with Anthony which was inspired by Anthony Purcell, a young man who was paralyzed 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, expand rehabilitation centers and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation. 
  • Event sponsors to date include Title Sponsor – Global Cash Card; FedEx; Motorola; MasterCard; Hewlett Packard; Washington Redskins Alumni and JetBlue.

 

WHEN:                     MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013

                  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 $400. Foursomes are $1500 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.

                                   

                                    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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