The other day, while working on details for Arizona Cardinals All-Pro Defensive Lineman Calais Campbell’s 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, I was reminded yet again that golf is so much more than just a game.
Campbell’s golf tournament supports his CRC Foundation, which is committed to the enhancement of our community through teaching critical life skills to young people, empowering them to become self-aware leaders for the future.
The tournament brings together hundreds of people — golfers, organizers, supporters and sponsors, volunteers and vendors. A great deal of planning takes place in advance of the event, this year to be held at Wild Horse Pass & Whirlwind Golf Club. On Thursday, May 19 there will be a VIP pairings party hosted by Campbell and attended by a who’s who of sports, entertainment, the Phoenix business community and local philanthropists. The tournament will be played the following day, rain or shine.
Even those who don’t play golf can support The CRC Foundation by purchasing a ball for the helicopter ball drop for just $20.
All these people, joining forces to support a charitable foundation…and many of them don’t even play golf. Yet, golf gives them the opportunity to participate in a worthwhile activity, to contribute their time and talent, to be involved in their community. It also opens the door to meeting new people, creating new friendships and perhaps discovering new business hook-ups.
I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but the importance of golf as a vehicle for bringing people together, enhancing life and promoting personal growth is something I never tire of promoting.
Golf. It’s a game and so much more — and anyone can get involved. How can you turn golf into gold?
For information about Calais Campbell’s CRC Foundation and the celebrity golf tournament, visit: www.thecrcfoundation.org.
Enjoy this video from EA Sports about Calais and how he channels his passion through The CRC Foundation and makes a difference in the community. https://vimeo.com/158266816