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Celebrity Golf Classic Stars Superbowl Champions for Special Olympics Texas
Press Release

February, 2009

Fourth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic to be held in Houston - March 2, 2009

HOUSTON – The stars are coming out for the fourth annual Coca-Cola Celebrity Golf Classic.  Celebrity golfers and their teammates are set to tee off in support of Special Olympics Texas on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on three of the finest golf courses in the area at Kingwood Country Club.  Houston legends, NFL Hall of Famers Bruce Matthews and Mike Munchak, joined by ABC 13 Sports Director Bob Allen, will serve as celebrity chairs of the tournament.  Superbowl Champions and Pittsburgh Steelers, Larry Dierker, Robert Reid, Kenny Hand, Ed Biles, John Schumacher, Tim Melton and Justin Harwig will be available for “draft” as they play alongside supporters.  To express their gratitude and showcase their skills, Special Olympics Texas athletes will be on the course to putt for each team. 

The Coca-Cola Celebrity Golf Classic will involve area golfers and sports/media personalities in a five-man scramble format (four-person teams, with the opportunity to play with a sports/media celebrity).  Each player and a guest are invited to attend a Celebrity Pairings Dinner and Auction on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Houston Westchase.  This evening will offer golfers the chance to add a celebrity to their team by making a “Celebrity Draft Bid” (donation) and listing their six draft picks.

Entry fees are $250 per player and $1,000 per foursome.  Sponsorships opportunities are available.  To register or for more information, call the Special Olympics Texas – Greater Houston Area office at 713.290.0049.


About Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 32,240 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State.  For more information, call 1.800.876.JOIN or visit

Presenting Sponsor: Coca-Cola Bottling Companies of Texas

Co-Sponsors: ConocoPhillips, Food Town and H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust

Gold SponsorHilton Houston Westchase

Silver Sponsors:  Cardinal Health, Continental Airlines, Profession Contract Services Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:  Benefit Resources, Burns Printing, Great Southern Laboratories, Grifco Transportation, Lyndon's Pit Bar-B-Q, Pride International, Superior Energy Services, Proserve Offshore


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