Celebrity Sports Weekend
“The Game of Life”
Celebrity Sports Weekend Kick-Off Dinner: May 2013
Featuring Matt Stinchcomb
The Celebrity Sports Weekend just keeps growing! Beginning on Thursday, the “Game of Life: Celebrity Sports Weekend Kick-Off Dinner” features guest speaker Matt Stinchcomb. From ‘95 – ‘98, Matt was an offensive tackle at UGA. In ‘99, he was a 1st round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders where he played for 5 years, including Super Bowl XXXVII. Currently, Matt works in the Altanta office of Seacrest Partners and also serves as a college football anaylst for ESPN and the SEC Network.
Thanks to Matt Stinchcomb for coming to Savannah and being our keynote speaker. He delivered a great message to all in attendance.
In 2000, a former board member began a celebrity golf tournament and sports camp to support the school. Over the years, the tournament and fund raising success of the weekend has grown. The celebrities include athletes that have played on the highest level of athletic competition; namely the NFL, MLB, NBA, and PGA. Celebrities are teamed with three players from local and regional corporations for a day of golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor – the home course for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Tournament. The next day, these celebrity athletes run a sports camp on the campus of Bethesda Academy for Bethesda students and local children. The free sports camp brings in more than 120 children for a morning of fun, sound instruction, and inspiration.
As in years past, the Celebrity Golf Tournament took place at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Golf teams were for groups of 3, with a celebrity player assigned to round off the foursome. We were proud to expand the Celebrity list to include active members of the military.
Celebrity Sports Camp:
Our celebrity athletes were on Bethesda Academy’s campus to facilitate the Sports Camp. Area youth ages 11-18 worked with the athletes in football, basketball, and baseball. As always, the camp was free and open to the public.