Celebrity Golf Classic is Feb. 8-9

 The 2012 Plantation Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, the area's largest sports celebrity golf event, will be held Feb. 8-9 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice. The event is open to all area golfers. 

The tournament boasts an outstanding field of approximately 65 celebrity players, pros from major league baseball, the NFL, NHL, NBA and the coaching ranks. Among those planning to attend this year are Jacques Lemaire, Sam Jones, Paul Krause, Cathy Rush, Danny McManus, Stan Mikita, Don Sutherin and Pat Richter.

Additional celebrities attending this year are Bud Harrelson, Rico Petrocelli, Sudden Sam McDowell, Tom Neidenfuer, Johnny Orr, Jim Perry, Gary Peters, Milt Plum, Phil Regan, Ken Schinkel, Don Schwall, Bill Virdon and Joey Votto, the 2010 National League MVP.

Playing sponsorships are available for a $350 donation per person payable to Plantation Community Foundation, 500 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293.  A playing sponsor may register individually, or may form his or her own group of up to four players. .For more information or to register, please contact Joe Magennis (492-5071) or the Foundation office (497-4826).

The $350 entry fee includes the cocktail party on Feb. 8, lunch, 18 holes of golf followed by dinner on Feb. 9.  Golfer's guests for the cocktail party and dinner also attend for free. 

The Classic, in its 19th year, is the Foundation's premier annual event.  The net proceeds benefit many charities in the South Sarasota County area.  Over $2.1 million have been awarded since the Foundation's inception in 1988.

The Plantation Community Foundation, incorporated in Florida in 1988, in accordance with the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code, is an organization composed of property owners and residents of the Plantation Community, and members and employees of Plantation Golf & Country Club, who through their support are dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Sarasota County


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