This weekend it’s the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at the Country Club of Landfall! Now in it’s 14th year, the golf tournament is held in honor of baseball great Willie Stargell who died of kidney disease in 2001.
The event starts Friday night from 7:00 until 10:00, with a private VIP Celebrity and Sponsor reception. Then on Saturday night the Willie Stargell Auction Dinner and Dance, which is black tie optional, will take place at 6:00 in the Landfall Ballroom. The golf portion of the event happens Sunday morning at 9:00 after a light breakfast at 8:00 for the golfers.
Celebrities at this year’s event are Olympians, actors, retired coaches, and retired athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college athletes. A few celebrity attendees include, Ron Robinson, Reggie Sanders, Cliff Levingston, Harvey Glance, Anne Donovan, Kirnari James, Dwight Hicks, Tony Womack, Dominic Santana, and Jerry Royster.
The Willie Stargell Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for those suffering from the disease. Last year’s Celebrity Invitational raised $100,000 for the Foundation.
A limited number of tickets are sold to the public for $100 per ticket. The ticket includes entry to the Gallery Public Tent, food, and beverages. For more on the Willie Stargell Foundation or to purchase a ticket visit their website http://www.williestargellfoundation.org.