Thursday, May 12, 2011

N.C. Baseball Musuem to host Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser

I am always glad to give golf fundraisers some pub. And when it comes to the North Carolina Baseball Museum in Wilson, it was a no-brainer.

Two former Cy Young Award winners will be part of the lineup at the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s ninth annual Celebrity Superball Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May 17, at Wedgewood Public Golf Course in Wilson.

Williamston native Jim Perry, the 1970 American League Cy Young winner for the Minnesota Twins, and Mike McCormick, the 1967 National League Cy Young recipient from the San Francisco Giants, will be joined by 11 former major league baseball players and one former manager will, along with three former NFL players and a host of former minor league and collegiate players and coaches.

Perry, who pitched for four AL teams, was a three-time All-Star and compiled 215 career victories and 1,576 strikeouts in 17 major league seasons. McCormick was a member of five teams in his 16-year career that began with the New York Giants in 1956.

Among the other celebrities expected to attend are former MLB players Billy Harris, Monty Montgomery, Fred Valentine, Mike McCormick, Floyd Wicker, Marion Talton, John Donaldson, Bob Perry, Carl Long, Hubert Wooten and Ken Free; former MLB manager Grady Little; former NFL players Milt Plum, Tony Collins and Johnny Evans; former minor league baseball players Jimmy Tyer and Johnny Ellen; former collegiate standouts Alex Cheek, Earl Boykin, Leander Green, Wayne Dunn, Freddie Combs, Francis Combs, Clay Johnson and Vic Sorrell.

The tournament, a fundraiser for the N.C. Baseball Museum, will begin with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45. A celebrity photo opportunity will be held at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.

The cost per foursome is $200 with one celebrity added and teams are wanted. Mulligans are available. Tee sponsorships are $100. Forms are available at Wedgewood, N.C. Baseball Museum and Dick’s Hot Dog Stand.

For more information, telephone Kent Montgomery at 252-299-4312. Thanks to the Wilson Times for the information.

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