The inaugural 2 Live Beyond Celebrity Golf Tournament was held Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Grande Dunes Resort Course in Myrtle Beach, SC. Two great charities headed by two former professional athletes came together to benefit their respective causes. Former Major League Baseball player, Reggie Sanders, and Former National Football League player, Andre Davis called upon their celebrity connections to support the Reggie Sanders Dream Within You Campaign and the Africa New Life Ministries.
The Reggie Sanders Foundation Dream Within You Campaign funds the deserving dreams of individuals and organizations who are in desperate need of help and possess the will and determination to make their dream a reality.Africa New Life Ministries works to break the cycle of poverty in Rwanda by providing education and basic necessities to poor children and families. Their current project is the construction of a health clinic to bring healthcare to the many Rwandans who have never had it before.
Sanders, Davis, and their event team hope the event becomes and annual tradition in the Grand Strand. The inaugural event had a stellar field of celebrities and only allowed 130 lucky golfers the opportunity to join them on the course. The celebrity player line-up was still being tweaked up to the day before the event, but the initial list included:
From the National Football League
André Davis-9 yrs, receiver/kick returner, 2-time NFL record holder, Browns, Patriots, Bills, Texans
David Patten-13 yrs, 3 Super Bowls, Patriots, Saints, Redskins, Giants, Browns
Matt Turk-1 9yrs, 3-time Pro Bowl, All-Pro punter, Redskins, Dolphins, Rams, Jets, Texans, Jaguars
Ruvell Martin-7yrs, Packers, Rams, Bills
Olindo Mare-17 yrs, Pro Bowl, All-Pro place kicker, Dolphins, Seahawks, Panthers, Saints
Andra Davis-10 yrs, linebacker, Browns, Broncos, Bills
Tyler Thigpen-7 yrs, quarter back, Kansas City, Miami, Buffalo, Cleveland
Samkon Gado-5 yrs, running back, Packers, Texans, Dolphins, Rams, Titans
Bernard Pollard-8 yrs, strong safety, 1 Super Bowl, Ravens, Chiefs, Texans, Titans
Larry Kirksey-17 yrs, coaching, 1 National Championship, 1 Super Bowl
Don Davis-11 yrs, 2 Super Bowls, Patriots, Rams, Saints, Buccaneers
Kennard Mcguire-Sports agent, negotiated over $1 billion worth of contracts
Corwin Anthony-Pro Director at Athletes in Action
From Major League Baseball
Reggie Sanders-17 yrs, World Series Champion, 300 HRs and 300 SBs, Reds, Padres, Braves, Diamondbacks, Giants, Pirates, Cardinals, Royals
Bobby Bonilla-14 yrs, 6-time All-Star, 3-time Silver Slugger, World Series Champion, Marlins, White Sox, Pirates, Mets, Orioles, Dodgers, Braves, Cardinals
Vince Coleman-13 yrs, National League Rookie of the Year, Cardinals, Mets, Royals, Mariners, Reds, Tigers
Jose Cruz Jr.-12 yrs, Gold Glove Winner, Mariners, Blue Jays, Giants, Devil Rays, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Astros
Kenny Lofton-17 yrs, 6-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove Award winner, Braves, White Sox, Giants, Pirates, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies, Dodgers, Rangers
Steve Finley-19 yrs, Orioles, Astros, Padres, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Rockies
Kevin Young-12 yrs, Pirates, Royals
Mike Sweeney-16 yrs, Royals, Athletics, Mariners, Phillies
Tony Womack-13 seasons, Pirates, Diamondbacks, Cubs, Rockies, Cardinals, Yankees, Reds
Ken Griffey Sr.-19 yrs, Reds, Yankees, Braves, Mariners
Eddie Taubensee-11 yrs, Indians, Astros, Reds
Marlon Anderson-11yrs, International League Rookie of the Year, Phillies, Devil Rays, Cardinals, Nationals, Dodgers Mets
Eddie Murray-21 yrs, Hall of Famer, Orioles, Dodgers, Mets, Indians, Angels
TheGolfDirector.com was on-site for the opening ceremonies and the shotgun start that followed. Amateur Golf Talk Live, host, Shan Coughlin captured some great comments from the celebrity participants, including David Patten, Reggie Sanders, Tyler Thigpen, Ruvell Martin, Eddie Murray and former NFL player Harold Green. Former NFL great, Sterling Sharpe” interview bombed” Shan’s exchange with Harold Green, just a sign of the fun these guys were having.
For more information about 2 Live Beyond go to their website at httpss://2livebeyond.com. For a direct link to the charities represented go to httpss://reggiesandersfoundation.com and httpss://africanewlife.org.