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Angela Grace, Director
Gulf Coast Aerospace Partners to host Gulf Coast Celebrity Classic
Memorial Day Weekend – May 28, 2016
NFL Players Come to Perdido Key to Raise Awareness and Funds for ALS
Perdido Key, Fla. (April 25, 2016) – New Pensacola aerospace company Gulf Coast Aerospace Partners is sponsoring the Gulf Coast Celebrity Classic on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Perdido Bay Golf Club, 1 Doug Ford Drive in Perdido Key. This Golf Tournament has sparked the interest of NFL Player, Chris Goode, among others, who unfortunately are all too familiar with ALS.
Football Family Dynasty player Chris Goode played for the University of Alabama from 1984-86 before he was selected in the Tenth round of the 1987 draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He played Defensive Back for the Colts for seven seasons. Chris is currently the President of The NFL Players Association Birmingham Chapter. Chris’ brother Kerry, former Alabama running back was diagnosed with ALS in August 2015. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells that control a person’s muscles. As the disease progresses, the brain loses the ability to start and control voluntary movement. There is no known cure. Life expectancy from the time of diagnosis is 2-5 years, per the ALS Association.
Gulf Coast Partners, in conjunction with the Goode Foundation, supports finding a cure for ALS. A portion of our proceeds will help continue to fund national research for ALS and other sports related medical issues, as well as support those individuals who have been affected by this disease. We invite you to join us along side Chris, Kerry and these other Celebrity Players: Joe Cribbs, Mark Everett, Kevin Drake, Ronald McKinnon, Antonio Langham and Pat Saindon. There will also be a special book signing with Sherman Williams.
The tournament will be a four man scramble with a shotgun start at high noon. Sponsors include: Bob Baumhower’s, Mobile’s Senior Bowl, Brasfield & Gorrie, Attorney James Burns, Team Gleason, PGA Tour Superstore, Dick’s Sporting Goods, State Farm Agent John Kizziah, Gulf Coast Premier Promotions, Lionfish Apparel, The UPS Store on Blue Angel Parkway, GrubOn TV, Panhandle Warrior Partnership and Springdale Travel which has offered a $10,000 cash prize for a hole in one! Other sponsorships are still available.
The day will begin with children from The First Tee that will play with have time to meet with the celebrity players. Activities will include longest drive and other golf skills to give the kids a chance to interact and learn how the athletes are making an impact after their careers to benefit ALS.
Perdido Bay Golf Club, former sight of the Pensacola PGA Open, is an immaculately kept course and continues to hold its integrity as a premier championship golf course. It is only minutes from the white sandy Gulf Coast beaches of Perdido Key, Florida. Entry fee includes after party with food, music and prizes. Sponsorships, Players, Hole Sponsors and Donations are still being accepted. Player entry fees are $125 each or Team of 4 for $400. More information and forms are available at gulfcoastclassic.net or Angela Grace, Director at (205) 249-1694 or firstname.lastname@example.org