GA (May 7th, 2019) –
Bruce Arians, head coach of the Tampa Buccaneers announced his family
foundation is teaming up with Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen and his
family foundation for the 7th
Annual Lake Oconee Celebrity Golf Classic June 30-July 1, 2019 at The
Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
The Lake Oconee Celebrity Golf Classic will officially begin on Sunday night, June 30 with the Arians & Mullen’s families hosting a BBQ dinner and special concert at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge. On Monday July 1st, celebrities and participants will tee-off on the acclaimed Oconee Course, followed by a post-golf reception. Proceeds from the two-day event will be shared by the Arians Family Foundation & Mullen Family 36 Foundation.
Since 2013, the Arians Family Foundation has been acting a “voice for children,” especially those in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help ensure any child forced to go through the court system receives the help and care they need. Started the same year in 2013, the Mullen Family 36 Foundation was created to lend a helping hand to children in need. Before leaving Mississippi State, the Mullens raised more than half a million dollars for children’s charities.
“We are so happy to partner with my friend Dan Mullen on our 7th Annual celebrity golf classic in Georgia to help raise awareness as well as funds for our two charity foundations,” said Bruce Arians. “We look forward to a fun two-day event while continuing to spread our message of preventing the abuse and neglect of children through CASA.”
“Megan and I are honored Christine & BA have asked us to join them in helping children throughout the south, Mullen said. “We’ve been so proud to take part in BA’s event the last six years, and are really excited to partner with such a great family who truly wants to give back. I expect a lot of Bucs and Gators fans to join us and really enjoy this special event.”
Past celebrity attendance at the Georgia Golf Classic the last six years has included: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers QB & 2x Pro-Bowler; Jerome Bettis, Former NFL RB & 6x Pro Bowler; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals CB & 5x Pro-Bowler; Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN College Gameday Host & Analyst, David Pollack, ESPN College Gameday Host & Analyst, Rich Rodriguez, Offensive Coordinator at Ole Miss; James Bettcher, Defensive Coordinate for the New York Giants; Kirby Smart, Head Football Coach at the University of Georgia; Phil Fulmer, Former Head Football Coach at the University of Tennessee; Larry Fitzgerald, WR & 11x Pro-Bowler, Chris Doleman, Former NFL DE & 8x Pro Bowler; Keith Armstrong, Tampa Bay Bucs Special Teams Coach; Todd Bowles, Defensive Coordinator, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Tom Moore, former Arizona Cardinals Assistant Head Coach; Yancey Thigpen; Former NFL WR and 2x Pro-Bowler; Jeff Bostic, Former NFL OL & Pro Bowler; Vonnie Holliday, Former NFL DL, DJ Shockley, Aaron Murray, Former NFL and UGA QB; Josh Murray, Former contestant on the Bachelorette and UGA SS; Sam Wyche, Former NFL QB and NFL Head Coach; Michael Palmer, Former NFL and Clemson TE; Bobby Johnson, Former Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt University; and more. Past celebrity performers at the Georgia Golf Classic include: Country Superstar Kane Brown, The Tenors, Josh Turner, Chase Rice, Taylor Hicks, and Jesse James Decker.
About The Arians Family Foundation:
The Arians Family Foundation (AFF) was created in 2013 by Bruce and Christine Arians for reasons dear to their hearts. Christine worked for years as a family-law attorney, or as she describes, a “broken-family” attorney. She began working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help ensure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the help they need. The Arians Family Foundation seeks to continue helping others in their life journeys. AFF embodies the vision of a better future for children to live where they feel safe and loved. For more information about the Arians Family Foundation please visit: ariansfamilyfoundation.com or call 310-426-9900.
About Mullen Family 36 Foundation:
The Mullen Family 36 Foundation was created to lend a helping hand to children in need. With a focus on education, scholarship, the arts, athletics, and healthcare, the Mullens believe every child deserves to be a winner. Since 2014, the Mullens raised more than a half million dollars in Mississippi. Kicking-off their return home to Florida, the Mullens are starting a literacy campaign in the fall of 2019 to ensure every child in the Sunshine State can READ! For more information, visit: Mullen36Foundation.com
About Reynolds Lake Oconee:
Named the “Best of the Best” Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the “Best Golf” in America by the editors of GOLF Magazine, Reynolds Lake Oconee, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, is situated along 374 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. Reynolds Lake Oconee features 117 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh. Reynolds Lake Oconee is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the exclusive TaylorMade Kingdom. The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, walking trails, four full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus with its award-winning PBI Tennis Center, named 2009 USTA Facility of the Year. Reynolds Lake Oconee is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” worldwide by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. For more information or real estate inquiries, call (800) 800-5250 or visit reynoldslakeoconee.com.
Korrine Pro, CMPR