The Honda Classic has been making some waves in recent years by virtue of attracting the biggest names in golf to compete at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott are just a few of the names that will be teeing it up this year at the PGA Resort's Champions course. In fact, eight of the top ten players in the world are committed to being in the field.
But those aren't the only big names that will be teeing it up that week on the course. Country music star Toby Keith, two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens and jazz superstar Branford Marsalis will also be playing some golf at PGA National. On Wednesday, Feb 26th, the power foursome will take part in the Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom. Only one small problem - they need some caddies. In particular, as of this writing, Toby Kieth and Ben Roethlisberger are caddy-less. Could you fill that void?
The opportunity comes from our friends at Caddy for a Cure. Golf fans (or fans of the individuals playing!) have an opportunity to bid on the right to caddy for the golfer for the entire round, walking inside the ropes and conferring with the player on course strategy, club selection and song lyrics (okay, maybe only Roethlisberger takes you too seriously on that one.)
We know that Toby Keith loves golf. So does Big Ben. What better way to share your love of the game (and these stars) than to spend the day with them on the course?
Below is the official release from Caddy for a Cure
February 5, 2014 - Coral Springs, FL) The Honda Classic will be the site of one of the most spectacular opportunities in all of golf with the celebrity group in the Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom. Baseball Legend and 7-Time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens, Country Music Legend Toby Keith, Jazz Superstar Branford Marsalis and 2-Time Super Bowl Champion Ben Roethlisberger will headline this prestigious group at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.
The unique charitable program will be raising funds in support of multiple local causes, including wounded warriors, Fanconi anemia and the Children's Healthcare Charity. In honor of our military, escorting the celebrity golf group will be four retired wounded Navy SEALS and a double amputee Special Operations Bomb Specialist.
The 2014 Honda Classic will be played again at the famous PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The tournament dates are February 24th through March 2nd and the caddy experiences will be Wednesday, February 26th during the Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom.
"We love participating at the Honda Classic each year, because we always have exciting golf superstars and celebrities to offer to golf fans as caddy opportunities. There is no better way to be in the middle of it all on this type of stage anywhere in the world of golf," Caddy For A Cure CEO and program founder Russ Holden said. He continued, "While the Honda Classic is a premier TOUR event filled with exciting activities and entertainment for the entire community, they are indisputably committed to supporting charitable causes and our military. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for a committed fan of Clemens, Keith, Marsalis or Roethlisberger to spend an entire day with them 'on stage.'" Holden concluded, "It's also incredibly exciting to know that we will have four retired wounded Navy SEALS and a severely injured Special Ops warrior walking with the group. This is a great way for golf fans to help support children, warriors and others in need while having a once in a lifetime experience they can't get anywhere else."
The online auctions for these celebrity players are currently available on the Caddy For A Cure website caddyforacure.com and will run through February 19th.
Caddy For A Cure has been offering PGA TOUR caddy experiences for charity since 2003. Benefiting charities from this event include the Children's Healthcare Charity and Caddy For A Cure. All program caddy experiences may be found from the Caddy For A Cure website at www.caddyforacure.com or you may contact Caddy For A Cure directly for more information.
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