NBA basketball stars Dell (retired) and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are combining their passion for golf and love of community through the Curry Celebrity Classic, at River Run Country Club on Monday, June. 17. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. That’s one of several Ada Jenkins fundraisers on tap in the coming days. Also ahead: A Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser Thursday at Alton’s Kitchen to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte.
CURRY CLASSIC MONDAY
The annual Curry Celebrity Classic starts with registration at 10am at River Run Country Club.
Each team will include three amateur golfers and one celebrity. Celebrities include Dell and Stephen Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Bimbo Coles, Phil Crosby, Dale Jarrett, Muhsin Muhammad, Eugene Robinson, Tony Womack and local sportscaster and TV personalities. Join us to play or participate as a sponsor for maximum exposure.
Following play, dinner and an awards reception will be held in the ballroom. Mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit the Ada Jenkins Center, a regional social services center on Gamble Street in Davidson. For more information on supporting the Ada Jenkins Center please go to www.AdaJenkins.org and visit www.CurryClassic.com for tournament information.
GUEST BARTENDERS FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Celebrity bartenders including local TV broadcasters and area politicians will go head to head to see who can raise the most money in the annual Celebrity Bartender fundraiser supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte Thursday night. The event runs 5:30 to 9:30pm at Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, in Jetton Village at 19918 N. Cove Road.
Bartenders will work 45-minute shifts, competing to raise the most money in sales and tips. Featured contests will include the “Battle of the Towns” pitting Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker against Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins, “Battle of the Legislators” featuring NC Speaker of the House Thom Tillis going against NC Senator Jeff Tarte, and the “Battle of the Meteorologists” with John Wendell of WCNC vs. Vicki Graf of WSOC-TV.
Special guest appearance will be made by Gastonia native and ex-NBA player Eric “Sleepy” Floyd who will take a shift behind the bar as well as meet and greet patrons throughout the night.
More about Big Brothers/Big Sisters: www.bbbscharlotte.org/
MORE EVENTS FOR ADA JENKINS CENTER
- Carrburritos in Davidson is hosting a Summer Music Series, featuring artists ranging from Indie Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country. Next up: singer Chris Cook this Saturday night, June 15. Ten percent of proceeds from each show will go to the Ada Jenkins Music Program. The program, which is a part of LEARN Works, provides musical education and enrichment to children in need in the Lake Norman area.
- A Summer’s Evening at The Chairman Blake House, a benefit for the Ada Jenkins Center, will be held on Wednesday, June 26. The event will be celebrating local art, music, history, and good food. Memories and a history of the house will be presented at 7pm, music and art to be enjoyed throughout the evening. The event lasts from 6-9pm. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. More info on our Events Calendar.
- More than 150 professional will be competing to earn one of 50 PGA tour cards in the 2013 Chiquita Classic Sept. 2-8 at River Run Country Club, Davidson. Ticket sales will benefit local charities. Order tickets through your favorite participating local nonprofit or see ChiquitaClassic.com. Ada Jenkins Center is among the charities that will benefit from this event.
See more upcoming local fundraisers in our Events Calendar, in THE GUIDE»