Gamecocks & Tigers: Heisman winner hosts golf tournament
Posted 10/20/2011 1:18:00 PM
If there’s one thing former University of South Carolina All-American George Rogers
is as well-known for as winning the 1980 Heisman Trophy, it’s his love of golf.
A football game-day institution at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia
, Rogers spends even more pretty days chasing tee shots around the Midlands. No wonder, then, that the 52-year-old also uses golf to raise money for his George Rogers Foundation
, which funds scholarships and “mini-grants” for USC students – a total of 58 such scholarships and grants since his tournaments began.
On Monday, Oct. 24, at Orangeburg Country Club
, Rogers, former teammates Willie Scott and J.D. Fuller, as well as ex-Gamecocks Brad Edwards and Mike Hold, will compete with former Clemson players Ray Williams, Richard Butler and others. The captain’s choice format matches a celebrity-athlete with each four-man team. Cost is $600 per team or $150 for individuals, with proceeds going to Rogers’ foundation.
The tournament begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and chairman (and Rogers’ former teammate) Spencer Clark says a limited number of team and individual slots remain available. “We plan to do this again at Orangeburg Country Club next year, only then we’ll be adding former South Carolina State athletes,” Clark said. DeWayne Harper, an ex-Bulldogs and NFL defensive back, will be on hand for Monday’s event.
For information or to register for the tournament, call Clark at (803) 201-0534, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org