By Creg Stephenson, Senior Writer
Posted Jun 13, 2008
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Alabama football coach Nick Saban joined several past Crimson Tide football stars for the annual "Nick's Kids" charity golf tournament at North River Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa. The event was once again termed a big success, with two-year proceeds from the event having now surpassed the $500,000 mark.
Courtesy of the Tuscaloosa New written by Cecil Hurt Sports Editor, Published Friday, June 13, 2008; Photography provided by Tim Bailey
TUSCALOOSA | Father’s Day doesn’t officially arrive until Sunday but University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban continued a tradition of tribute to his father with his Nick’s Kids Foundation golf tournament at NorthRiver Yacht Club on Thursday afternoon.
“This is really my dad’s legacy,” Saban said as he was coming off the golf course. “He started Pop Warner football in West Virginia. He went out in a school bus to pick up those kids who didn’t have transportation so that they could participate. He did those things so kids would have an opportunity. Terry and I have been doing this (Nick’s Kids) for 10 years now. Last year, we were able to give to 78 different organizations around the state and hopefully we’ll be able to do more this year.”
The golf event featured a number of celebrity participants including former Crimson Tide players like Jarrett Johnson, Freddie Roach, Antonio London, Antonio Langham and others. Former U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate and UA head men’s golf coach Jay Seawall held a clinic for participants prior to the event.
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THIS YEAR'S CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS A SUCCESS! WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING OUR 2008 TOURNAMENT. WE HAVE SET A TENATIVE DATE OF JUNE 12, 2008.
THIS GOLF TOURNAMENT ALLOWS US TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY AND ENSURE A POSITIVE FUTURE FOR MANY CHILDREN, FAMILIES, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS.
PLEASE JOIN US IN SPONSORING THIS DISTINGUISHED AND SPECIAL TOURNAMENT. THE EVENT WILL BE A FESTIVE TIME FOR ALL. WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US AND SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE.
Nick's Kids Foundation