Saban Continues With Dad's Legacy With Nick's Kids

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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