Four sports greats take to the greens for coronavirus relief
Posted on May 15, 2020 by Bob
A charity golf tournament will find two pairs of pro sports figures teeing off for coronavirus relief
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to harm people’s health and finance, the world of sports is craving some action. So, to take care of two things at once, four great sports personalities from two sports are facing each other in a golf tournament to raise funds for coronavirus relief. Fans can expect to see NFL greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning teaming up with golfers Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods for an event called “The Match: Champions for Charity,” which is another event that is part of Capital One’s “The Match” series. It will be played at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, just outside of Palm Beach on May 24.
Brady and Mickelson will go up against Manning and Woods in teams’ battle to raise money for several charitable organizations. This charity event also includes a partnership with the Fanatics “All-In Challenge,” which had already received donations from both Brady and Manning. For this all-in challenge, Brady’s offering was a package of tickets to his first game as a Buccaneer, as well as the jersey off his back and dinner, which collected the most funds, reported at $800,000. Manning, on the other hand, auctioned a gold poker session with him and his brother.
It was announced by Turner Sports last week that the official broadcaster of the event will be TNT. Also, to contribute to the relief efforts for the pandemic, a $10 million donation will be made. The funds will be going to two different organizations that are currently helping frontline workers with medical supplies and more, American Red Cross and DirectRelief.org.
“Speaking for myself and the way the other three have engaged in some behind-the-scenes conversations about what our opportunity to do good is,” Brady started. “I think that’s at the core of what I think The Match is all about. I know it wasn’t like that last year and as it played into this year, everybody felt like this was a moment in time to use the exposure that we can get for doing great things in communities that are really in need.”
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