Friday, April 22, 2011

Former Gators and Pro-Bowlers sign on for Tebow Foundation Event

One week after several well known Florida Gators gave their commitment to the inaugural Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, officials announced five NFL Pro Bowl players also will be participating. Adrian Peterson, Fred Taylor, Elvis Dumervil, David Garrard and Jason Taylor all have committed to take part in the unique celebrity pro-am May 7 at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, the weekend prior to THE PLAYERS Championship, to raise money for youth around the world. All net proceeds of the event will benefit The Tim Tebow Foundation and The First Tee.
The tournament will feature celebrities from the world of golf, entertainment and of course, football. The Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic begins with a Friday, May 6, evening gala at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, followed by a shotgun start golf tournament on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. Parking lots and gates open at 7 a.m. for this tournament that will have something unique on each of the 18 holes including opportunities for the spectators to become involved.
“I am thrilled that several of the NFL’s top players are showing their support by attending and participating in this inaugural event,” said Tim Tebow. “Not only are Elvis Dumervil, Jason Taylor, Fred Taylor, David Garrard and Adrian Peterson all Pro Bowl caliber players, they are all great people who spend much of their time off the field giving back through various charities.”