Houston, Texas – NFL legend, Jim Brown, hosted the first annual TMG Jim Brown Celebrity Golf Tournament at La Torretta Resort and Spa in Montgomery, TX. The three day extravaganza brought out celebrities and athletes including NBA legend, Bill Russell and actor and television host, Alan Thicke to benefit his charity, The Amer-I-Can Foundation.
The event began on Friday evening with a dinner reception announcing the foursome team pairings with each celebrity. Corporate teams signed up for the tournament include Sprint, ESPN Radio, ARod Mercedes, and Silver Eagle Distribution (partial listing). Celebrity athletes included Mark Clayton (Miami Dolphins), Raymond Clayborn (New England Patriots), Calvin Murphy (Houston Rockets, Hall of Fame), Major Jones, and Rickey Jackson, New Orleans Saints’ Hall of Famer (partial listing.)
Saturday, teams hit the links for their first day of play on the challenging 18-hole golf course. Eighteen celebrities and their teams competed in a scramble type tournament and let the friendly competition begin.
The day was rounded out by the highly esteemed gala, complete with first-class dining, a silent and live auction and entertainment by Eric Kaposta, country music artists Nash 3, and three time Grammy nominee, Ski Johnson. The three day event raised over $50,000 for the Amer-I-CanFoundation. “I had an amazing time. Everything was well done. I am glad to be here to support Jim Brown and Amer-I- Can,” said NBA Hall of Famer, Bill Russell. Mr. Brown also received an award from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for his continued work in the community.
Sunday’s final day of play paired teams with different celebrities, playing several holes through the rain, the tournament was eventually called after a downpour. “I have infinite respect for Jim’s activism for young people and for his ability to master the “golf hustler”. He is an excellent player and subtle gambler. The event and hospitality was 1st rate. The weather was 2nd rate,” said actor, Alan Thicke.
The tournament concluded with an award ceremony recognizing the winners of the tournament on the first day of play. Grammy nominated saxophonist, Ski Johnson and his team lead from day 1 eventually winning the tournament. “TMG Entertainment and I are extremely honored to be a part of this amazing event with two of the most incredible legends in their sport, Jim Brown and Bill Russell. Everyone had a great time while supporting a worthy cause. The celebrities, athletes and the players who attended this three day event helped raise money for the Amer-I-Can foundation. “ – Paolo Sadri, TMG Entertainment President and event organizer. “My wife, Monique and I are glad to be in Montgomery, TX for the 1st annual TMG Jim Brown Celebrity Golf Tournament. We appreciate all of the celebrities and attendees’ support in benefiting the Amer-I-Can Foundation,” said Jim Brown.
About The Amer-I-Can Foundation:
The Amer-I -Can Foundation for Social Change, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Jim Brown upon the belief that self-esteem is the key to improving one’s decision-making process and achieving success through self-determination. The Amer-I-Can Life Skills Training program has been successfully implemented in prisons, jails, juvenile probation camps, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, businesses and communities. For more information please visit the foundation’s website at www.amer-i-can.org.
About TMG Entertainment:
TMG Entertainment is an independent production company, bringing together years of expertise with creative minds to produce high-profile projects. TMG is committed to consistently creating and developing projects from film, television, digital content, expositions, high-profile events and social networking. www.tmgintl.com
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