Mark Gottfried is currently working as a basketball analyst for ESPN after spending 21 years as a college basketball coach. He was the head coach at the University of Alabama for 11 years and led them to the SEC Championship in 2002. He was also nominated for the SEC Coach of the Year in 2003.
This first time event will include over 20 celebrities consisting of former and current college coaches and players, former NBA and NFL players as well as many TV personalities. Each celebrity will be paired with four golfers and enjoy a day on the beautiful greens of Peninsula Golf. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated directly to the Gulf Coast communities to provide scholarships to area youth recreational programs.
All those participating in the tournament will be invited to attend a pre-event pairings party held on the evening of Tuesday, August 31.
"I am very excited and privileged to work with both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to develop and host this first time event," said Mark Gottfried. "We are welcoming many celebrities to Alabama’s Gulf Coast and know that a good time will be had by all attending."
If you are interested in playing in the tournament or sponsorship information, please contact Todd Edwards, General Manager at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club at 251-968-8009. Discount accommodations are available for those traveling to the tournament at www.alabamagulfcoastsports.com.
Thank you to our generous annual sponsors for their continued support of the AGCSC. To see a complete sponsors list, please visit www.alabamagulfcoastsports.com.
Later the sports commission will welcome these upcoming events: Brett Robinson Coastal Triathlon (September 11), 2010 Ms Ride- Tour de Beach (September 17-19), and Make a Wish Ride for Wishes (October 2-4).
For information on these or other athletic events on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, please visit www.alabamagulfcoastsports.com, or call 1-800-745-SAND.