The George Rogers Foundation will host its 20th Annual George Rogers Celebrity Weekend June 26 and 27. A VIP event kicks off the festivities June 26 followed by a celebrity reception Sunday night at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. The evening will feature a live and silent auction of valuable autographed memorabilia, as well as many other unique items.
The weekend’s highlight is the George Rogers Celebrity Golf Tournament at Fort Jackson Golf Club on Monday, June 27. The tournament is a captain’s choice format with each team having a celebrity player. The celebrities consists of former Heisman Trophy winners as well as other known sports figures from around the area. Tony Dorsett, Steve Spurrier, Geno Torretta, Mike Rozier and NFL great Ricky Jackson are just some of the celebrities who are schedule to play.
The Foundation was started in 1991 and has grown into an organization that has provided over $100,000 in financial support to students seeking post-secondary education, as well as support to other area nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from the auctions and golf tournament will enable the Foundation to increase awards and contributions from year to year. The primary funding for the George Rogers Foundation comes from private donors as well as businesses and individuals.
For additional information, call Spencer V. Clark at (803) 201-0534 or Christina Pinder at (803) 553-5251, or visit www.georgerogersfoundation.org.