Willie Stargell Golf Tournament

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The 2009 Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament kicks off. 

Hall of famer Jim Rice heads up the list of special guests for this year's tournament, which honors the former Pirates star who lost his battle with kidney disease in 2001.

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There is a weekend full of events including an autograph session tomorrow afternoon at the Landfall Park Hampton Inn and Monday's golf tournament. Both are open to the public.

The weekend events raise funds for kidney disease research and patient care.