The third annual Steve Azar Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event will be held in Greenville June 5-7. This year’s fundraising event promises to be even larger as word is spreading about the Delta’s hospitality and great food.
The event has garnered the attention of publications such as Golf Digest and Country Weekly. Event founder Steve Azar said, “The Delta Soul has received national recognition recently, and it has been good to have our Delta featured on the ‘big stage.’ We are looking forward to another year of celebration and giving back.”
Celebrities scheduled to participate this year are Nation Hockey League Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr; Major League Baseball great Reggie Smith; Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon; former National Football League tight end Wesley Walls; saxophonist Branford Marsalis; actors Grant Show, Chris Rich and Richard Karn; Mark Bryan and Dean Felber of Hootie and the Blowfish; former Ladies Professional Golf Association star Kris Tschetter; former wrestler Ray “The Glacier” Lloyd; and supermodel Kim Alexis.
The schedule of events includes a private celebrity dinner June 5 at Doe’s Eat Place, followed by a stop at Walnut Street Blues Bar. The celebrity cup challenge kicks off on June 6 with the “Big Night Party” followed by an auction. Both events are scheduled at the Greenville Golf and Country Club.
On June 7, the golf tournament will be held at the Greenville Golf and Country Club. Immediately following, a catfish fry will be held at a location to be determined. Later that night, Harlow’s Casino & Resort will rock with Steve Azar and Friends.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation. Last year’s three-day event raised $170,000, compared to $110,000 the first year.
Beneficiaries for the 2013 event were the Greenville Arts Council, St. Joseph Catholic Schools, Delta State University and the Delta Music Institute, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County, Delta 180, Delta Children’s Museum, DeSoto Family Theatre, Camp Looking Glass, Delta Center Stage and Delta Symphony.
Sponsors for the 2014 event are Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, The Skin Institute and The Hartness Foundation. Harlow’s Casino & Resort is the host hotel with James Ceranti Motors providing transportation for guests.