Currys’ celebrity golf event raises money for local charity

by Cliff Mehrtens

DAVIDSON – The Curry Celebrity Classic charity golf tournament June 18 at River Run Country Club raised $65,000 for the Ada Jenkins Center.

The tournament matched golfers with area celebrities, including the Curry family, the tournament’s driving force. The third-year event featured Dell Curry (former Charlotte Hornets basketball player) and his sons Stephen (current NBA player) and Seth (current Duke player).

“We want to be involved in the community and continue to support that cause,” Dell Curry said. “It’s been great, and response has been overwhelming, from the volunteers to the sponsors. It’s an easy tournament to put on in that aspect.”

Stephen Curry, who played basketball at Davidson College, said he wanted to stay involved in the Davidson community. The idea of a golf tournament evolved, and he wanted the proceeds to go to the Ada Jenkins Center, where he’d volunteered as a college student.

The center offers crisis assistance and education, health and economic programs for Lake Norman residents.

The tournament drew 128 participants Each foursome included one celebrity.

Famous participants included former NBA players Mike Gminski, Muggsy Bogues and Rodney Monroe (coach at SouthLake Christian in Huntersville), current NBA player and Duke alum J.J. Redick, former NFL players Frank Garcia, Tim McKyer, Muhsin Muhammad, Willie Green and Adrian Murrell, former major league baseball player Tony Womack .and NASCAR greats Dale and Ned Jarrett.

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