This weekend, the 17th Annual Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic will be taking place at the Omni Houston Hotel and the Riverbend Country Club.
The Gala Celebration will be held at the Omni Houston Hotel on Sunday, March 1. Along with dinner from award-winning Omni chefs and live musical entertainment so guests can dance the night away, the Gala will feature a live and silent auction with many unique items including signed sports memorabilia, tickets to sought-after professional and college sporting events, hotel getaways, and more.
On Monday, March 2, golfers will take to the links at Riverbend Country Club in Sugar Land for a chance to win cash, prizes, and the coveted Championship Ring. The Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic will feature a Tiger Drive, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests, a $10,000 Putting Challenge, and the chance to win a new Toyota Tundra from Sterling McCall Toyota in the Hole in One Challenge. Local celebrities will join each team as a fifth player.
Celebrities playing this year include Lamar Lathon, Charles “Tank” Marshall, Larry Dierker, Vida Blue, Dan Pastorini, Nat Moore, and R.C. Slocum. You can check out the entire list on the Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic website.
If you’d like to join in on the fun at Gala or the Golf Classic, you can still register to play!
Supporting Young Athletes
Proceeds from the Jacob Green Classic will be given the Houston chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance, a charitable organization working to develop “Better Athletes, Better People” by providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. PCA works with youth athletes ranging from beginners to high school sports, 5 years of age to 18, and provides workshops for both coaches and parents.
Jacob Green has always been passionate about sports and is strong advocate of helping the youth of Houston. After learning about all the great work PCA does, Mr. Green knew he wanted to become involved with the organization. He chose PCA as a benefactor of his Houston tournament and also committed a $2,000 in scholarship funds to the annual PCA Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship Awards Banquet. Because of his support, a very deserving student from his high school alma mater, Kashmere High School, will be awarded scholarship funds for college.
Funds raised from the Gala and Golf Classic will go toward the PCA 7-on-7 Football Tournament, to be held this June. The tournament is comprised of 16 Houston-area high schools and is unique in that public, private, and charter schools get a chance to compete against one another. Besides the great football and top-notch competition, prior to the tournament PCA teaches leadership concepts to the student-athletes about Honoring the Game and respecting their coaches, teammates, opponents, and the officials. Over the past six years, nearly 2,500 student-athletes have participated in the tournament, many of whom have gone to play college football.
PCA relies on philanthropic support to fund their workshops and online courses to underserved communities. You can support PCA today with a donation in any amount you wish and provide our youth with the leadership, teamwork, resilience, and self-confidence skills necessary to lead our nation. For more information about bringing the PCA program to a school near you, please contact AJ Johnson at 281-733-9936.