Celebrity Golfers Take a Swing at Cancer

Caddy and GolferThis past Tuesday marked the 2012 ESPY Celebrity Golf Outing in Los Angeles. For those of ya who don’t know, this particular golf event helps benefit the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research.

Celebrity players of this year’s event include Dancing With the Stars’ Tony Dovolani, soccer player Carlos Bocanegra, actor Billy Crudup, football players Eric Dickerson, Trent Dilfer, and Greg Jennings, television anchor Mike Greenberg, and actor Alan Thicke among others. Needless to say, the entertainment and professional sports industries were well represented at the event.

But, of course, the biggest name at the event didn’t belong to some actor or athlete; it belonged to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. Thanks to the efforts of the participants in the golf outing, Nick Valvano – V Foundation chairman and brother to the late Jimmy Valvano – was presented with a whopping $1 million to aid in the ongoing fight against cancer. During his acceptance speech, Valvano spoke of his brother and how important ESPN had been to both Jimmy and the Valvano family over the years.

“As always, the V Foundation extends our gratitude to our ESPN family for their unwavering commitment to our cause. My brother Jim knew that beating cancer would require a team, and we could not ask for a better partner.”

It seems that Jimmy’s legacy of “never give up” is still alive and well thanks to the ongoing efforts of the golfers committed to the cause.

But more importantly, how can an average Rockhead get golfin’ for a good cause? Fortunately, there are a number of charity golf events that can be found in your area. This makes it easy to combine two amazin’ activities – golfing and giving to a good cause. You can find charity golf events in your area here.

Can’t find anything in your neck of the woods? Not a problem. Right here at Rock Bottom golf, you can find a number of products whose proceeds help different charity organizations. For example, Wilson Golf’s Hope line gives a percentage of each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Rock Bottom’s very own Ammo Boxes didn’t get their name for nothin’ – by partnering with the Green Beret Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from every Ammo Box goes to help provide resources to aid in the recovery of injured and ill special forces soldiers!

If ya wanna get golfin’ and givin’ back, it’s so easy to do that even this caveman can handle it. Well how ’bout it, Rockheads – got a golfin’ charity foundation that’s close to your heart? Leave the info in the comment section!

 
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