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Celebrity Golf Classic Features Football, Golf Clinics

July 9, 2005 – Although a golfer might feel like a quarterback sacked 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage when he misses a short birdie putt, and it might look like illegal piling on when his fellow golfers say with a twinkle in their eye "That is too bad," golf and football are seldom combined like the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands is doing it at Carambola Golf Club.
Along with the Celebrity Golf Classic, the foundation is sponsoring free sports clinics on July 15.
Former National Football League players James Stewart of the Detroit Lions and Tim Walton of the Philadelphia Eagles will join current NFL players Kevin Vickerson of the Miami Dolphins, Keyaron Fox of the Kansas City Chiefs, Stanley Wilson of the Detroit Lions and Jason Campbell of the Washington Redskins at the football clinic on the green at UVI's St. Croix campus from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
For those interested in pure golf, PGA Tour qualifier Tim O Neal will lead young golfers in a free golf clinic at Carambola on Friday from 9 until 10:30 a.m.
It is all part of the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands Celebrity Golf Classic, which takes place July 14 through 17.
The foundation is still looking for golfers to team up with celebrities from the NFL, the NBA and the entertainment industry.
Registration fees for golfers on July 16 are $120 for individuals and $300 for groups of three. The fees include participation in the tournament, and admission to the awards ceremony and the barbecue buffet. An entry fee of $30 will be charged to individuals interested in only watching the tournament. The $30 fee will allow admission to the awards ceremony and the barbeque buffet.
The schedule is:
Thursday, July 14
– VIP Welcome Reception – 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Government House in Christiansted
Friday, July 15
– Youth Golf Clinic – 9-10:30 a.m. at the Carambola Golf Club.
– Youth Football Clinic – 9-10:30 a.m. at the UVI St. Croix campus grounds, current NFL players Kevin Vickerson of the Miami Dolphins
– Press Conference – 11 a.m. at the UVI Theatre in the Evans Center on the St. Croix campus, with UVI officials and invited celebrities
– Fashion Show – 9 p.m. at the Carambola Beach and Golf Resort, poolside
Saturday, July 16
– Golf Tournament – 9 a.m. at the Carambola Golf Club
– Awards Ceremony and barbeque buffet – 3 p.m. at the Carambola Golf Club
– Poker Tournament – 7 p.m. at the Divi Carina Bay Casino
The confirmed celebrity participants are:
1. Tanya Roberts Actress (Charlie Angels) aka-Victoria Blum
2. Fred Smoot NFL player Minn. Vikings & Wash Redskins
3. Darrin Sharper- NFL player – Green Bay, Wisconsin
4. Maurice Lucas former NBA – Phoenix Suns & L.A.Lakers
5. Norman Nixon former NBA Laker/Actor 6. Randy Smith former NBA Buffalo Braves
7. Willie Gault former NFL Bears and Raiders
8. Gus Williams former NBA Seattle Sonics
9. Sam L. Jackson Actor
10. Richard Roundtree Actor (Shaft)
11. Steve Martin NFL – Minn. Vikings
12. Tim O neal PGA player
13. Kevin Frazier ESPN 14. James Stewart retired Detroit Lion
15. Tim Walton retired Philadelphia Eagle
16. Keyaron Fox NFL – Kansas City Chiefs
17. Jason Campbell new NFL player. Wash. Redskins
18. Stanley Wilson new NFL player Detroit Lions
19. Mufundo Morrison Lawyer on General Hospital
20. Jason Dunn Kansas City Chiefs
21. Kevin Vickerson Miami Dolphins
22. Nadia Rowinsky Host of Telemundo
For more information call 340-693-1040, fax 340-693-1045 or e-mail to msmithe@uvi.edu or visit UVI on the web at www.uvi.edu and click on the Celebrity Golf Classic icon.
The FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic is sponsored by the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands, the Prosser ICC Foundation, Enhanced Education, Diamonds International, First Insurance Agency, UBS Financial Services and Hovensa.

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