“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.” – Bobby Jones
The Sixth annual Chevron/Pro Football Alumni Charity Golf Invitational went off without a hitch! Pros and amateurs alike came out to Allegheny Country Club bright and early on July 15, 2019, for 18 holes of golf for a great cause.
Everyone that came out helped support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh organization. This organization is a one-on-one youth mentoring agency that helps serve at-risk children within the greater Pittsburgh area.
The day kicked off with golfers checking in and receiving their gift package followed by a full breakfast buffet served on the terrace. Golfers were then encouraged to hit the putting green and driving range before teeing off.
Todd Kalis, President of Pro Football Alumni, welcomed all of the golfers as they took to their carts and tee’d off. While the course itself may have been challenging, the networking and social interactions were as easy as they come. The idea of getting to play golf with former Pro Football Alumni and the chance for prizes is priceless. The event utilizes a scramble format and offers an opportunity to win skill prizes. There was a hole-in-one contest, closest to pin, longest putt and the famous Par 3 Rolex hole.
“I don’t let birdies and pars get in the way of having a good time.” – Angelo Spagnolo
Following the round, guests were invited back to the clubhouse for a player reception/cocktail party where they could interact and get autographs from some of the alumni on a custom all-white football. This year’s alumni included Matt Bahr, who used to play for the Steelers, 49ers, Browns, Eagles, and Patriots; Bobby Bell, Hall of Fame class of 1983 who played for the Kansas Chiefs; Mel Blount, Hall of Fame Class 1989 played for the Steelers; Kellen Winslow, Hall of Fame Class of 1995 who played for the Chargers.
Todd Kalis and Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia, rounded out the night with giving out the awards after a three-course dinner. Prizes were given out for being the 1st place team which received a $10,000 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort package and all of the skill prizes.
It was an incredible event for all that participated. We hope to see you next year!