Coastal Classic Draws Celebrities

Coastal Classic Draws Celebrities

MAY 14, 2005 -- Celebrities and other notables are teeing off in the 13th  Annual Coastal Classic, benefiting the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.

It's a day to have a little fun and see some old friends.

"It's like a fraternity. I see a lot of these guys at other tournaments throughout the state. I do about 20-22 tournaments a year," says Bob Harris, broadcaster for Duke football and basketball.

Just because you do 25 tournaments a year, doesn't mean your game is always top-notch.

"I think I finally hit a straight drive on the last hole here, otherwise it's been kind of rough," says Harris.

"Let's face it, if we'd played golf like the guys on tour, we'd be on tour," says Clifton Davis, actor and songwriter.

Despite the fun, the celebrities are raising money for a serious cause.

"Pediatric intensive care is what were at, that's when children are extremely sick, they are having to leave the area for care," says Kevin Lee, of the NHRMC Foundation.

The golf swings will help children in our area, long after the stars are gone.

Reported by Samuel King