23rd ANNUAL PRO-CELEBRITY GOLF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
Opportunity to Play with Some of the Sports World’s Great Athletes
Proceeds Benefit Therapeutic Recreation Programs
BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Foundation has announced that a registration is now open for foursome and individual player spots for the 23rd Annual “Raymond L. Hughes Memorial Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament” scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2013 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course on South Branch Road in Neshanic Station, NJ. Registration begins at 11:00 A.M. with lunch served. Tee off is scheduled for 12:15 P.M.
Individuals and corporate teams are invited to register at Green Knoll Golf Course on Garretson Road in Bridgewater and Neshanic Valley on South Branch Road in Neshanic Station.
The Pro-Celebrity is played with groups of five golfers with a celebrity joining each foursome. Among the early commitments for the 2013 event are former New York Yankees Sparky Lyle, Rick Cerone, Willie Randolph, and Tommy John; New York Giants Bart Oates, Karl Nelson, Jesse Armstead, Jeff Feagles,and Bill Ard; New York Jets Marty Lyons and Bruce Harper; Major League Baseball players including Mitch Williams, Art Shamsky, Dave Parker, Jack Fisher, Dan Plesac, Tracy Stallard; National Football League players Al Singleton, Kenny Schroy; and heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney
The Pro/Celebrity tournament has raised in excess $900,000 for the Somerset County Park Foundation, supporting a variety of Park Commission programs with a majority of funding dedicated to the Therapeutic Recreation Department. Scholarships to Camp Okee Sunokee, a six-week summer day camp structured for children ages 6 through 13 who are classified with a learning disability or Asperger Syndrome, has historically been a primary beneficiary of the outing. Funds are also applied to park and recreation projects that may not otherwise be possible to fund without the support of the Pro-Celebrity event.
“The Pro/Celebrity tournament has increased in stature every year, attracting more professional athletes andmore community members and business people who enjoy a totally unique golfing experience on an exceptional golf coures,” stated Park Foundation Trustee and Event Chairman John Kitchen. “It’s a great day at a world-class golf course meeting and playing golf with world-class professional athletes.”
The event includes lunch, golf with one of the athletes, refreshments on the course, and the awards banquet. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Registration is on a first-come basis with a deadline of Friday, April 26, 2013. Pre-tournament registration is required, no registrants on day of tournament. Registration forms are available at all County golf courses, online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-369-1458, ext. 428.
PHOTO CAPTION: 2012 Celebrity golfers gather at Neshanic Valley Golf Course for the annual ProCebrity Golf Tournament. Many will return for the 2013 event scheduled for May 6, 2013.