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GERALD HENDERSON HOSTS INAUGURAL GERALD HENDERSON CHARITY GOLF INVITATIONAL TO BENEFIT A CHILD’S PLACE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Monday, August 24, 2015, former Charlotte Hornets’ and current Portland Trail Blazers’ guard Gerald Henderson will host the2nd Annual Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational, benefiting A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc. and presented by ACN. The outing will take place at Trump National Charlotte in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The 18-Hole Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational will commence with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. A ticketed brunch will take place starting at 8 a.m. for sponsors and special invited guests which will feature a silent auction. Auction winners can take home prizes including autographed items from Michael Jordan and Mike Kryzewski, a piece of the Boston Celtics floor, Billy Joel concert suite tickets and many more.Celebrity guests scheduled to participate in the tournament include Jay Bilas, Matt Carroll, Phil Crosby, Julius “the Doctor” Erving, Trai Essex,Harvey Gantt, Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Gerald Henderson, Sr., Antawn Jamison, Brevin Knight, Branford Marsalis, Sean McDonough, Nazr Mohammed, Buzz Peterson, Mike Quick, Rick Robey, Max Starks, Terry Taylor, Yancey Thigpen, Perry Tuttle, Tony Womack, and Al Wood. All teams for the Friday tournament will be comprised of a four-person group and one celebrity, and play will consist of a Scramble Format with team prizes and trophies awarded to the top finishers. There will also be a chance to win a brand new 2015 GMC Sierra and vacation packages courtesy of Griffin Motors for a hole-in-one, as well as awards and prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive winners. A number of local companies will be participating as on-course vendors, including Newk’s Eatery, Sticks and Cones and Blind Squirrel Brewery.

All net proceeds raised by the event will benefit A Child’s Place. For additional information, future sponsorship opportunities, or to sign up for this unforgettable golfing experience next year, contact event chair, Carla Aikens, at 215.219.7404 or charity@geraldhendersonjr.com. Updates on the event can be found on Twitter by following @GHJrCharity or by visiting www.ghjrinvitational.com.

A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc. (ACP) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.ACP provides a variety of services to over 2,500 homeless children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on an annual basis.

“As a Charlotte resident for the past six years, I have seen up-close the amazing work that A Child’s Place is doing in this community,” said Gerald. “I have a passion for helping children, and I am honored to once again usher in the new school year with my second annual charity golf invitational. I am truly grateful for each and every generous sponsor and participant who has helped meraise money for such a worthy cause. “

GERALD HENDERSON

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Gerald Henderson Bio

Gerald Henderson is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Charlotte Hornets. He has resided in Charlotte since 2009, when the then-Bobcats’ selected him 12th in the NBA Draft. A native of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, Gerald graduated from Episcopal High School where he was honored to become a McDonald’s All-American and received a basketball scholarship to Duke University. After completing three years at Duke, Gerald elected to enter the NBA Draft, and he is currently pursuing coursework to complete his degree in psychology. Gerald has actively maintained an interest in giving back to his community and supporting nonprofit organizations in both Philadelphia and Charlotte. In March 2012, Gerald was the recipient of the NBA’a Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. He will be hosting the second annual Gerald Henderson Charity Golf Invitational presented by ACN in August 2015 to benefit A Child’s Place of Charlotte, Inc., which provides services to homeless children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.


ITINERARY

Location

Trump National Golf Club Charlotte

DATE: Monday, August 24, 2015

TIME: 8 AM – Registration Begins
10 AM – Shotgun Start

Short Reception and Awards Ceremony Following Conclusion of Tournament

 

 

 

CELEBRITIES

Jay Bilas

Matt Carroll

Phil Crosby

Julius Erving

Trai Essex

Harvey Gantt

Rip Hamilton

Gerald Henderson, Sr.

Antawn Jamison

Brevin Knight

Branford Marsalis

Sean McDonough

Nazr Mohammed

Buzz Peterson

Mike Quick

Rick Robey

Max Starks

Terry Taylor

Yancey Thigpen

Perry Tuttle

Fred Whitfield

Tony Womack

Al Wood

REMAINING AVAILABLE PACKAGES

Major Tee Gift Sponsor

$8,500
$8,500
  • (4) Additional reservations for reception & awards luncheon
  • (4) On-course tee signs
  • Company name and/or logo on player tee gift (e.g., golf shirt, vest, shoe bag)
  • Recognition of your company on the GHCGI website
  • Full-page acknowledgment in Event Program
  • Souvenir photos of foursomes

Individual Playing Spot

$400
$400
  • Continental breakfast
  • Golf and golf cart
  • On-course contests
  • Player tee gift bag
  • Driving range balls
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Hosted cocktails
  • Reception and awards luncheon

Presenting Sponsor

$12,000
$12,000
  • (12) Tournament playing spots including tee gift bags
  • (6) Additional reservations for reception & awards luncheon
  • Corporate name/logo incorporated into event name as a Presenting Sponsor
  • Corporate name mentioned in any event advertising
  • Name recognition on event promotional banner
  • One corporate banner prominently displayed at the tournament
  • (4) On-course tee signs
  • Souvenir photographs of foursomes
  • Recognition of your company on the GHCGI website
  • Full-page acknowledgment in Event Program
  • Opportunity to display promotional material or provide samples on day of event to all players

2014 Event

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PARTNERS

acn
cornerstonewealth
charlotte
cornerstonelogo
jma
kemba
wasserman
novant
mercedes-benz
al-jeffer
griffin
home_design
charlote-hornets
wilkes
bagby
the100
marie
blind
sticks
newks
summer

CONTACT

Email | charity@geraldhendersonjr.com

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