NASHVILLE, TN - Tennessee Titans legend Eddie George hosted the inaugural Eddie George Celebrity Golf Classic, in support of the Tennessee State University Athletic Fund and the Tamara & Edward George Legacy Fund. This was held to refresh and revitalize the new look of Tennessee State football program, the TSU Tigers. This tournament took place in The Golf Club of Tennessee on July 25-26.
The golf tournament involves some of the big names in NFL history or celebrity. NFL Hall of Famers like Jerome Bettis, Marcus Allen, Lawrence Taylor, Ray Lewis, and many more take part in the tournament. Former and current coaches from the Titans or TSU also seen like Jeff Fisher, Hue Jackson, Brandon Fisher, Joe Bowden, and more. Bringing in participants with funds and big-name celebrities are what this event is looking for.
The tournament aims to benefit the TSU Athletic Fund, fundraising arms from Tennessee State athletic program. This fund will provide: annual scholarship support, sport-specific giving, facility enhancement, student-athlete development, and endowment and planned giving.
Edward and Tamara Legacy Fund was created to bring positive impact to the community. They do that by providing financial and community support to organizations and individuals that support excellence in education, entertainment, and entrepreneurship.
George said that this is just a small thing that he could do to support the program. "This is the first of many events that we’ve been able to do. It all starts with making sure these kids are having the best of everything, starting with the time they wake up in the morning to how they eat, how they put their clothes on, shoes, socks, everything." George added. He wanted to support the change of culture and re-energizing of TSU football program, starting from the smallest things.
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