Former NC State standoff and NBA star Spud Webb will attend the 15th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational in November. This will be Webb's first first to the event that raises money to help local people living with kidney disease (Source: NBA.com
NC State men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts will attend the 15th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational in November. The former UNCW basketball coach is one of close to 50 celebrities attending the event (Source: wncn.com)
Former Boston Red Sox manager, Grady Little will attend the Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational in November (Source: alchetron.com)
Josh Bell, first baseman and outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will make his debut appearance to the Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational (Source: mlb.com)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
The 15th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational welcomes newcomers this year.
Former N.C. State standout and Atlanta Hawks point guard Spud Webb will be in Wilmington for the annual event that raises money to help local people living with kidney disease.
Webb's first six seasons were played with the Atlanta Hawks, but his best years statistically were with the Sacramento Kings. Webb, 5'7", is also best known for winning the NBA slam dunk contest in 1986.
Another new face to this year's lineup is Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman and outfielder Josh Bell. The president of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Frank Coonley along with the manager of the team, Clint Hurdle will join Bell in Wilmington next month.
The Stargell Invitational is taking place November 3, 4, and 5 at The Country Club of Landfall. The three-day event includes a celebrity reception, an auction dinner and golf.
Margaret Weller-Stargell, widow of former Pittsburgh Pirate, Willie Stargell, came up with the idea 15 years ago to establish the Willie Stargell Foundation and host an annual golf event to raise money to help people living with a disease that claimed her husband's life.
Stargell, a member of MLB's Hall of Fame died in 2001 from kidney failure.
Close to 50 celebrities will attend, including baseball Hall-of-Famer Eddie Murray, former MLB pitcher Vida Blue, and N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts.
Here is the list of celebrities scheduled to attend:
Lacey Agnew- LPGA
Flex Alexander – Actor/Comedian
Heather Angell – LPGA
James Arceneaux – Entertainment Industry
Josh Bell – MLB Pittsburgh Pirates (current player)
Travis Best – NBA player, retired
Vida Blue – MLB player, retired
John Candelaria – MLB player, retired
Frank Coonelly – President of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Phillip Crosby – NFL player, retired
Arthur Culbreath – Olympian
Thad Daber – 4-Time World One Club Champion
Ray Durham – MLB player, retired
Kelly Edge – Designer from HGTV’S Decorating Cents
Andrew Givens – NFL player, retired
Harvey Glance – Olympian & Coach
Dwight Hicks – Actor
Clint Hurdle – Pirates Manager
Sonny Jackson– MLB player, retired
Kirani James – Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist, 200m
Brian Jordan – MLB player, retired
Kevin Keatts – Head Basketball Coach at N.C. State
Cliff Levingston – NBA player, retired
Bethany Levy – Stuntwoman
Buddy Lewis – Actor/Comedian
Grady Little – MLB Manager, retired
Michael Merriweather- NFL player, retired
Eddie Murray – MLB HOF
Richard Murray – MLB player, retired
Al Oliver – MLB player, retired
Larry Rivers – Globetrotters, retired
Rick Rhoden – Professional Golfer/ MLB player, retired
Russ Rogers – Head Coach of Ohio State Track & Field, retired
Jerry Royster – MLB player, retired
Manny Sanguillen – MLB player, retired
Dominic Santana – Actor
Sterling Sharpe – NFL player, retired
Art Still – NFL player, retired
Greg Vaughn – MLB player, retired
Gus Williams – NBA player, retired
Tony Womack – MLB player, retired
Kevin Young – MLB player, retired
Spud Webb – NBA player, retired
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