The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter hosted his 7th annual Celebrity Golf Clasic on Friday, at Tampa’s Avila Golf & Country Club.
Jeter invites many of his professional sports friends to the tournament, such as Michael Jordan, Derrick Brooks, Tino Martinez, Bruce Smith, Harry Carson, John Starks, Parnell Dickenson, and LPGA star Brittany Lincicome.
The money raised goes to Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which helps young people in 3 different cities, turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2″ healthy lifestyles.
“We have a lot of programs that are set up down here in Tampa,” said Jeter, who has started at shortstop for the Yankees for the last 14 years. “The foundation has given over $10 million throughout the years since it started here in Tampa, west Michigan, and New York. “We have a lot of programs that we’re realy happy about, and a lot of great ideas.”
Jeter said the tournament raised about $800,000 last year, and he hoped to top that this year.
I wonder if Skyzoo was in anyone’s foursome?