- John Calipari to Serve as Host of the Annual Charity Event -
PHOENIX, ARIZ. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame will hold its 12th annual Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic on September 28 (reception) and 29 (golf tournament) at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
An exciting addition is coming to the Golf Classic this year, as Hall of Fame Coach John Calipari (Class of 2015) will serve as host of the weekend, which honors Jerry Colangelo and his commitment to the growth of the game.
This year’s field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball, including Jerry Colangelo, Clyde Drexler, and Alonzo Mourning. Hall of Famers scheduled to participate include Dick Bavetta, Gary Blair, Nancy Lieberman, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Chris Mullin, Mitch Richmond, Ralph Sampson, and more. Celebrities such as Tim Doyle, Vinny Del Negro, and Shawn Marion are also expected to participate.
The Golf Classic will feature more than 30 Basketball Hall of Famers and basketball celebrities, with one represented in each foursome. On Thursday, guests will be treated to a special Welcome Reception and Dinner and a Silent Auction at The Wigwam with premium basketball memorabilia and experiences.
“We could not be happier to be returning to The Wigwam for the 12th year, where our participants will enjoy the beautiful fall weather while using the premium golf facilities and be treated to luxurious accommodations,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “Through the Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic, we are able to raise funds for our annual initiatives to educate and entertain while preserving the history of basketball.”
The site of the Golf Classic, The Wigwam, is an iconic Arizona property that exemplifies all the best of resort life. The resort features luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, an extensive spa, recreational facilities, and three 18-hole championship golf courses.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please visit hoophall.com or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.About Jerry Colangelo