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Spud Webb, Kevin Keatts, Grady Little among stars attending 15th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational

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 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) 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) 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) 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

For more information on the event, including information on how you can attend, click here.

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