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Regina King to Return to St. Croix for Celebrity Golf

May 29, 2007 – Actress Regina King will return to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands third annual Celebrity Golf Classic, scheduled for June 28 – July 1, on St. Croix. King is perhaps most famous for her role as Margie Hendricks in the Academy Award-winning biopic "Ray," which chronicled the life of Ray Charles. She will join more than 20 actors, professional athletes and television personalities, who are expected to convene on St. Croix for the fundraiser. Tournament play will be held at the Carambola golf course and club house with additional activities at the Buccaneer Hotel and the UVI campus.
"We hope to continue to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands and to achieve the goals of Vision 2012 through the support of scholarships and academic programs," said Joseph Boschulte, UVI's vice president for institutional advancement. "The St. Croix community can expect a chance to mingle with celebrities across the entertainment and sports industries at the tournament," he said, urging local golfers to sign up for the tournament.
The main event, the tournament, will begin at 8 a.m., on Saturday, June 30, at the Carambola Golf Course and Club House. Local golfers are invited to team with celebrities for a day of competition on the green. The cost is $135 for individuals and $350 for threesomes.
As always, one highlight of the FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic will be the youth sports clinics scheduled for 9 a.m., on Friday, June 29, on UVI's St. Croix campus grounds and the Carambola Golf Course and club house. At the clinics, professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and PGA will give St. Croix youngsters, from 9 to15 years of age, basic tips and training in football and basketball. The young participants also get to interact one-on-one with current and former professional athletes, who will tell them what it is like to be famous, the discipline of being a professional athlete and the importance of getting an education.
Partnership opportunities are still available. To sign up for the youth clinics or the tournament, or to become a partner, call UVI's Institutional Advancement Office at 693-1040. Packages for off-island participants are available by calling 692-4231.
For more information, visit the UVI Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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