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UMES to Host Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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    Platinum Sponsor of the 2008 Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic


    Art Shell HeadshotPRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic returns to the Shore on Wednesday, September 17.  Area golfers are invited to join the legendary Art Shell as he hosts other football greats at GlenRiddle Golf Club, located just minutes from Ocean City.

    A Tuesday evening meet the celebrities party at 5:30 p.m. on September 16 precedes the main event, which entails an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, 18 holes of play and an awards dinner. Previous years have seen NFL Hall of Famers Elvin Bethea (Houston Oilers 1968-83, NFL HOF Class of 2003), Carl Eller (Minnesota Vikings 1964-78, Seattle Seahawks 1979, NFL HOF Class of 2004), Lenny Moore (Baltimore Colts 1956-67, NFL HOF Class of 1975),  Bobby Mitchell (Cleveland Browns 1958-61, Washington Redskins 1962-68; coach, Washington Redskins 1969-2002; NFL HOF Class of 1983) and Charley Taylor (Washington Redskins 1964-75, 1977, NFL HOF Class of 1984) in attendance.

    A number of pros came to help us out last year, and we are looking forward to their return, said Marshall Cropper, former Pittsburg Steeler/Washington Redskin and tournament director.  At the same time, we are working to increase our numbers so that this year we host 60 foursomes instead of 30.

    The registration fee is $200 per individual or $750 per foursome. The pre-tournament meet and greet is free to registered golfers and $10 for guests.

    For more information, or to register for the tournament, please call Chenita Kollock in the UMES Division of Institutional Advancement at 410-651-7773.


    Suzanne Waters Street, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355,