Massachusetts Couple to Play Pro-Am with Mike and Mike

Shell Houston OpenESPN sportscasters Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic again teamed with the Houston Golf Association and the Shell Houston Open PGA Tour event to generate a hefty donation for the V-Foundation for Cancer Research.

The Mike and Mike in the Morning co-hosts will play in the Shell Houston Open Grand Pro-Am on March 31, immediately after concluding their live show from the tournament. Lew Peters and his wife Pauline of Lowell, MA were the high bidders in an action-packed one-hour live auction on Wednesday, March 3. They bid $28,500 to tee it up with Greeny, Golic and defending U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover.

Shell Oil Company kicked in another $20,000 to make the total contribution $48,500, which is $1,000 more than last year’s auction generated. In addition to playing in the Pro-Am Peters and his wife will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and VIP treatment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of tournament week.

Mike and Mike in the Morning will be aired from 5-9 a.m. CST from the Champions Pavilion, located adjacent to the 18th fairway of Redstone Golf Club – Tournament Course. Houston Golf Association will provide the duo hitting nets so they can warm up during station breaks.

Immediately after the show, carried on ESPN Radio/ESPN 2 on cable/satellite TV, the duo will be whisked away to join Glover and the Peters on the first tee.

Since HGA is covering all of the expenses for the Peters, the entire $48,500 will go toward cancer research. Last year PGA Tour player Ben Curtis, a former British Open champion, played with Mike and Mike. This promotion earned the HGA an award from the PGA Tour as the Best New Tournament Week Promotion of 2009.

On February 22, defending Shell Houston Open champion Paul Casey made national headlines when he and his wife Jocelyn donated $100,000 to local Houston charity. Known for its commitment to making a difference in the community, the Houston Golf Association has generated $48.7 million for worthy causes since Shell Oil Company became title sponsor in 1992.

 

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