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Niekro celebrity Pro-Am scheduled

Golf, fishing outing planned

POSTED: January 21, 2011 12:11 a.m.

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro is among the team of celebrities set to participate in the Phil Niekro Fins & Skins Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament and golf outing Apr. 2 at the Sunset Cove Marina at Lake Lanier Islands.

Hall of Fame athletes from several sports and some of the best professional bass fishermen in the nation will help raise money to benefit Operation One Voice, an organization that helps meet immediate needs for wounded or fallen Special Operations Forces troops and their families during and after their service to our country.

A benefit golf tournament also will be held at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course on April 1. Golfers can participate in a Meet and Greet starting at 9 a.m., followed by teeing off with celebrities from the sporting and entertainment world, starting at 9:30 am. Among the celebrities scheduled to participate with Phil Niekro, include former NBA great Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, Ozzie Smith and Ron Reed.

Individuals can purchase the opportunity to spend the day playing golf, or fishing on Lake Lanier with both a professional bass fisherman and celebrity athlete.

After competing in Pro-Am tournament, the winning team will be determined during a weigh-in at the Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville.

The tournament will use an in-boat scorecard system to measure and weigh the fish, which then will be released. The team with the heaviest five-bass limit will be the winner.



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