“Shaq’s Mama Said Knock you Out” Charity Golf Tournament


Coming real soon (Sept 11th-12th), Shaq’s Mama Said Knock You Out Charity Golf Tournament.  This golf tournament was started a few years back.

Shaq and Lucille’s golf tournament and gala benefit the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund ((www.ocqualityoflifefund.com), which was established in honor of Shaq’s grandmother and Lucille’s mother, who worked for more than 16 years as a nurse and passed away in 1996. The name for the fund comes from the O’Neal family, who said, “At the time of her death we learned that it is not the quantity of years one lives, but the quality of life that is important.” The fund honors the lifetime accomplishments of Odessa Chambliss by funding nursing and educational scholarships at colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida and Valencia Community College. Donations also fund cancer research.

Shaq and Lucille will be joined by friends including NBA legends named among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History – Charles Barkley and Julius “Dr. J” Erving — as well as former Orlando Magic star and Atlanta Hawks radio announcer Dennis Scott. Other shining luminaries include Alonzo Mourning, Shaq’s teammate on the 2006 NBA Champion Miami Heat; Matt Geiger, former Philadelphia 76er NBA Star; Andia Winslow, LPGA Golfer; and Sam Jones and Jamal Wilkes, both retired NBA stars.

The two-day event, themed “A Bright White Night” begins Thursday evening, Sept. 11, with a 6:30 p.m. sponsors-only cocktail reception at the hotel. On Friday, Sept. 12th, the day begins at sunrise with last-minute golf registration, a 7 a.m. continental breakfast, an exciting 8 a.m. golf tournament at the championship 18-hole Shingle Creek Golf Club, followed by an awards luncheon at the Club at 1 p.m.

The event is taking place at the Rosen Shingle Creek and you too can take part for the low, low price of $500 per person…..

$500 bucks a person seems pretty expensive to this low budget golfer..  I’m guessing that this event is primarily attended by celebs and their crew.  It would be totally awesome if it was a lot more reasonable and those who might actually get a kick out of meeting some of those in attendance, were able to.

Alas, tis not to be…

I can at least do my part and share the message with those with the financial fortitude to attend such an event.


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