The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its Kickoff Classic Celebrity Dinner/Auction and Golf Tournament on Sept.17 and 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Fifty former NFL and college football players will attend the event, which will feature one player either at a dinner table or on a golf team.
The Kickoff Classic Dinner/Auction takes place on Sept.17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The dinner will honor eight area high school coaches, whose schools each have received a $2,500 check to support their athletic departments.
The Kickoff Classic Celebrity Golf tournament will be held Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Hills golf course located next to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Some former players who will attend include:
Jean Barrett, Scott Bull and Doug Dubose of the San Francisco 49ers;
Steve Largent and Steve August of the Seattle Seahawks;
Marcus Dupree from Oklahoma University
Tony Davis and Sean Mahon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Reuben Gant and Kenyatta Wright of the Buffalo Bills
Rick Engles and Steve Zabel of the Philadelphia Eagles;
Tommie Frazier from Nebraska University
Kenny King of the Los Angeles Raiders;
Thomas Lott of the St. Louis Cardinals
Dave Rader of the New York Giants;
Mike Rozier of the Houston Oilers
Paul Smith of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Joe Washington of the Washington Redskins
Roy Williams of the Dallas Cowboys
Garrett Mills of the Minnesota Vikings
Derrel Gofourth of the Green Bay Packers
Tinker Owens of the New Orleans Saints
More players are being added each week.
Last year the Kickoff Classic raised $43,000, and this year’s event aims to double that amount. All money raised supports the Oklahoma Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Oklahoma’s underfunded high school and junior high school athletic departments.
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Former NFL Players Association has volunteered to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the event. Former NFL players support the volunteers from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to raise money for the spiritual and physical needs of Oklahoma’s high school and junior high school athletic programs.