For the past three years, former NBA player and Coach John Lucas has given back to the community through his foundation. His annual golf tournament has raised funds and awareness to promote a healthy living program geared toward drug and alcohol prevention. This program is extremely close to Lucas as he was a former drug abuser and now wants to help other athletes steer clear of such vices.
The John Lucas Foundation also provides mentoring and coaching and leadership development along with financial support for youth with services geared toward life skills development and academic achievement.
Lucas also partners with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department in support of “Basketball and Beyond,” a program to revitalize basketball, life skills, wellness and leadership at more than 20 facilities. Through Foundation resources, Lucas has provided a program for over 1000 children and youth in the last two years.
“This event is a great way for people to learn more about what we do, play golf with a few sports legends and community stars, while at the same time, donating to the foundation. These valuable contributions will allow us to continue to give people a second chance at achieving their dreams,” said Lucas.
The John Lucas Foundation Champions Celebrity Golf Tournament tees off on Friday, September 19th at 8:00 a.m. on the Memorial Park Golf Course located at 1001 E. Memorial Loop in Houston, TX 77007.
This year’s chairs are NBA Hall of Famer, Julius Ervin “Dr. J.” and former Houston Rocket, Vernon Maxwell. Other NBA players along with current sports stars and celebrities will be on the green putting and swinging for charity.
This annual occasion is designed to share information about the non-profit, network with community and corporate partners and raise funds for the foundation’s charitable and educational services.
“This event is a great way for people to learn more about what we do and to play golf with a few sports legends and community stars, while at the same time, donating to the foundation. These valuable contributions will allow us to continue to give people a second chance at achieving their dreams,” said Lucas.
Four person teams will play a Scramble Format, with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. An awards luncheon and silent auction will take place after play.
Registration fees are $1250 for a Celebrity Foursome, $800 for a Foursome and $250 for individual players. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, donating silent auction items or to register, visit www.johnlucasfoundation.org.