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Big celebrity turnout expected for annual Stargell golf tournament

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WILMINGTON,NC (WECT)- An impressive roster of celebrities is set to for Wilmington for the 10th Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament to fight kidney disease from Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Country Club of Landfall.

 Some of the more than 40 celebrities in attendance include Giancarlo Esposito of NBC's Revolution, Baseball Hall of Fame Member Joe Morgan, Grizz Chapman of NBC's 30 Rock, and Insanity Fitness Trainer Shaun T.  The weekend long event includes an autograph session that is open to the public, the golf tournament and an auction dinner and dance where attendees have the chance to win tickets to the 2013 Masters.

"When I come to the dialysis center, it really is like a family. You make friends with the staff members and other patients," said Martha Carson, a 6-year dialysis patient.

 The Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament raises money for the Willie Stargell Foundation to fight kidney disease in honor of Willie Stargell who died of the disease in 2001.  Stargell was a Major League Baseball Player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was inducted in to the National Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility. Through funds raised at last year's event, the foundation contributed $5,000 each to the UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University's Transplant Outreach Programs; $10,000 to the DaVita Emergency Fund; and $30,000 to the Willie "Pops" Stargell Kidney Dialysis Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, which just used the grant to purchase two new dialysis machines for patient care.

For more information on the tournament and tickets please contact 910.509.7238 or WillieStargellFoundation.org

CELEBRITIES

James

Arceneaux

Music Producer/Book Publisher

Cornelius

Bennett

Retired NFL Football Player

Vida

Blue

Retired Major League Baseball Player

John

Candelaria

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Grizz

Chapman

Actor

Luis

Clemente

The Roberto Clemente Foundation

Frank

Coonelly

President of Pittsburgh Pirates

Arthur

Culbreath

US Olympics Team-Handball

Dane

DeHaan

Actor – Movies:  Lawless, The Place Beyond the Pines

Giancarlo

Esposito

Actor

Joe

Gallison

Actor

Andrew

Givens

Retired NFL Football Player

Harvey

Glance

US Olympic Team-Track and Field

Mudcat

Grant

Retried Major League Baseball Player

Sonny

Jackson

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Brian

Jordan

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Bruce

Kison

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Buddy

Lewis

Stand-Up Comedian-Actor-Writer

Kevin

McClatchy

Former Pittsburgh Pirates CEO

David

Mobley

Golf's Long Shot Expert

Joe

Morgan

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Jim

Nemeth

Retired NFL Football Player

Al

Oliver

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Mel

Pender

US-Olympics-Track and Field

Tony

Phillips

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Rick

Reuschel

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Larry

Rivers

Retired Harlem Globetrotter

Russ

Rogers

Retired Head Coach-Track&Field-Ohio State

Jim

Rooker

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Jerry

Royster

Retired Major League Baseball Player - Current Red Sox 3rd Base Coach

Manny

Sanguillen

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Dave

Stewart

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Kent

Tekulve

Retired Major League Baseball Player

Shaun

Thompson

Fitness Trainer - Insanity Workout

Tom

Walter

Wake Forest Baseball Coach

Dondre

Whitfield

Actor

George

Williams

Head Coach-Track&Field-St.Augustine's College

Tony

Womack

Retried Major League Baseball Player

Kevin

Young

Retired Major League Baseball Player

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