The Concession to host Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic

Concession Charities, the charitable-giving organization of the renowned Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, will be hosting the second Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic on March. 5-6, 2012. Proceeds will benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

Golfers of all skill levels can join the fun. While mingling with two-time Heisman Trophy-winner Archie Griffin and other sports celebrities, your foursome will experience an unforgettable 18 holes of golf on one of the most magnificent private golf courses in the America.

Among the celebrities participating are familiar Buckeyes such as Jim Jackson, Robert Smith and Eddie George. Other football players such as Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions will also play in the tournament. Three-time Grammy-nominated and #1 Billboard Jazz Artist Ski Johnson will perform at The Pairings Party, Monday March 5.

Designed by Ohio State legend Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin, the world-class Concession Golf Course snakes through 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land dotted with massive oaks and majestic pines.

With only a few rooflines visible from the course, the 7,470-yard Concession Golf Course offers firm and fast playing conditions yet peaceful and natural surroundings. This 18-hole par 72 course was named "Best New Private Course of 2006" by Golf Digest Magazine.   

In addition to meeting Archie Griffin and other celebrities at the Golf Classic Tuesday, March 6, you can join them at the Pairings Party, silent auction, dinner, and live auction that will be held at the elegant Concession Golf Club on Monday evening, March 5.

Archie Griffin, President and CEO of the Ohio State Alumni Association and Sr. Vice President for Alumni Relations at Ohio State, says, "I encourage OSU alumni and golf enthusiasts everywhere to join me for what promises to be another exciting two days of golf and camaraderie on one of the most spectacular courses I have ever played. The money raised during this event will help provide daily programs and services that promote positive and healthy development to hundreds of young people in need."

"The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County are so excited to partner with The Concession on this first class event," says Bill Sadlo, President and CEO for the Clubs. "Proceeds from the Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic will be used to support our programs in academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles. A big thank you to Archie Griffin and The Concession for helping change and save children's lives in our community."

Visit The Concession Charities website;   for full details on the schedule of events, other sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, and an updated list of sports celebrities you will meet at The Archie Griffin Celebrity Sports Classic.

The Concession Golf Club is located at 7700 Lindrick Lane on the border of Sarasota and Manatee counties. The club is just 6 miles east of 1-75 on University Parkway and within an easy drive of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA). For more information, visit   or call 941-322-1922.

THE CONCESSION CHARITIES is an umbrella organization that facilitates fund-raising events in association with the Concession Golf Club. Dedicated to helping worthy non-profit organizations improve the quality of life for every member of the Sarasota/Bradenton community, The Concession Charities serves as a touchstone for the spirit of sportsmanship that defines our club's history as a compassionate neighbor. For information about other events and volunteer opportunities, visit:  

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA COUNTY have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community for more than 41 years, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more, visit



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