1st Celebrity Golf Tournament a Success, Funds Raised for Gulf Coast Ministries
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) – Many sports celebrities visit the Gulf Coast in June. Last week, racing legends appeared at Five Flags Speedway. This Sunday and Monday, the Senior Bowl will host its Hall of Fame induction and golf tournament.
On Tuesday at Kiva Dunes Golf Course in Gulf Shores, there was no shortage of stars for the 1st Annual Joey Jones Celebrity Golf Tournament. Joey has been in the game for a long time and has made lots of friends, many were on hand to have fun and raise money for a great Baldwin County charity, Youth-Reach Gulf Coast Ministries.
Former Alabama player and USA coach Joey Jones explained how he started the tournament.
“I actually wanted to start a golf tournament, I had to decide who to give the money to and I met Andy Andrews here in Orange Beach and he recommended that Youth-Reach Gulf Coast be a good choice, and it went from there,” Jones said.
Former NFL and Auburn running back Joe Cribbs came to the event to show his support.
“Golf is a tough sport, for me it is at least,” Cribbs said. “And I appreciate that we can go out and gamble and play golf, raise money for some charities and take care of some people who are less fortunate than us.”
Former FSU and NFL player Terrell Buckley was thrilled to be working with Jones again for the charity event.
“I’m currently coaching in the XFL and my game is up,” Jones said. “So I’m excited to come out and help Coach Jones, he and I worked together at Mississippi State, and he’s one of the best people, the best coaches I’ve ever been around, so I had to come in support.”
Scott Hunter, the former Green Bay Packers and the Alabama quarterback also attended the event. “I found that even though we were professional athletes in the NFL, athletics has nothing to do with golf,” Hunter said. “100%,” Buckley said.