BATAVIA, NY (WKBW) - Former and current Buffalo Bills, along with several celebrities gathered at Terry Hills Golf Course on Monday for the 26th annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic.
Below is more information on the event courtesy of the Kelly for Kids Foundation:
There aren’t many charity events with a 26-year track record, and certainly
not many celebrity golf tournaments. But this weekend, former Buffalo Bills quarterback
and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his Kelly for Kids Foundation will continue the tradition.
Nowhere else in Western New York will people have a chance to see such a wide variety of
celebrities in sports and entertainment from around the country, many who make the trip
year after year to support Jim Kelly and his efforts to help local children’s charities.
Some of the celebrities scheduled to attend the weekend events are:
*Actor Daniel Baldwin; Jamie Farr (TV show M.A.S.H); former wrestler Bill Goldberg;
ESPN’s Chris Berman; and Chris McDonald (“Shooter” of Happy Gilmore).
*Former Buffalo Bills General Manager and 2012 Wall of Fame recipient Bill Polian;
former NFL Players Dan Marino, Anthony Munoz, Wesley Walls, John Randle and
* Current Buffalo Bills including Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fred Jackson, Chris Kelsay, Eric
Wood; and former Buffalo Bills teammates Andre Reed, Kenny Davis, Will Wolford,
Steve Christie, Chris Mohr and Fred Smerlas.
A big thank you to 2012’s Presenting Sponsor, CGI Communications; as well as our major
sponsors: Body Blocks Fitness, Agero, Macy’s, Miller Coors, Republic Plastics and Under
Armour. The corporate guests and golfers come points as far as Mississippi, California and
Florida, but the main support is from Western New York.
“We are proud our event has reached its 26th year, and we could not have done it without
the support of so many great people, companies and volunteers. However, our work is not
done because there are many programs and organizations still in need of support and
funding,” said Jim Kelly, Chairman of the Kelly for Kids Foundation.
He added, “My commitment has never wavered. I want to make sure children have great
programs to help them on their journey to becoming adults.”
Proceeds from the weekend’s event benefit the Kelly for Kids Foundation, which was
established in 1987, with the purpose to provide funding and support to those
organizations throughout Western New York that operate for the benefit of disadvantaged
and disabled children. Since its inception, Kelly for Kids has granted over $4 million to
support several organizations.