Stars coming out for RBF golf fundraiser

27.08.04 – The stars will be out September 7 for the inaugural Retired Boxers Foundation (RBF) Celebrity Golf Tournament, Tuohy Sports & Entertainment (TSE) at the Andover Country Club (Andover, MA). Pros On Pros, the sports radio show produced by Tuohy Sports and hosted by former NHL referee and player Paul Stewart, will hit the road and broadcast live 6-8 p.m. during the awards dinner at the RBF Celebrity Golf Tournament. Pros On Pros airs Tuesday nights (6-8 p.m.) on WWZN (AM), 1510 The Zone, Boston’s boxing station.

“This golf tournament grew out of a VIP luncheon honoring Micky Ward last year,” RBF board member Gary Litchfield explained. “We knew that was a one-time event, however, we realized that there was tremendous interest in pro boxing, especially in the Boston area, and in a large part because of Micky Ward’s success. We wanted to establish an annual event and I thought a golf tournament was a good way to go. I had heard of Hank and Tuohy Sports and contacted him to assist and insure that the RBF Celebrity Golf Tournament will be a success. Our ultimate goal is to raise money for the Retired Boxers Foundation to continue their great work helping boxers.”

Active and retired boxers invited to attend the tournament and/or awards dinner include Honorary Chairman “Irish” Micky Ward, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, State Auditor Joe DeNucci, Tony DeMarco, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, Richie “The Mountain” LaMontagne, 1960 gold medal winner Dr. Wilbert “Skeeter” McClure, and 2004 Olympian Jason Estrada. Other former athletes and sports personalities scheduled to appear include Boston Bruins Ken Hodge, Gary Doak, Bob Sweeney, John “Pie” McKenzie, Bob Beers, Bronco Horvath, Andy Brickley; Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan, Bill Lee, Luis Tiant; New England Patriots Tom Yewcic, Tom Stephens, Len St. Jean, Larry Eisenhauer; Boston Celtics Jo Jo White; Buffalo Bills Todd Krueger; Peter Vaas and Dave Shea.

“DCN/Nextel already has signed on as a platinum title sponsor,” TSE president Hank Tuohy said. “DCN/Nextel has and will continue helping boxers as a sponsor of our fights and charity golf tournaments. Waltham Ford is sponsoring the hole-in-one shootout. The first person in the tournament that sinks a hole-in-one on the Waltham One designated hole will win a Ford SUV. Plus there will be vacation trips available to win on other par 3 holes.”

Lunch will be served at 12 noon, followed by a Shotgun start at 1 p.m. All players will receive an embroidered Calloway golf shirt. After 18 holes an awards dinner with prizes and an auction to benefit RBF will be held at the Andover Country Club. The fee to play and attend the awards dinner is $200.00, or $75.00 to attend the award dinner only. Cost to sponsor a hole is $150.00.

To attend or become a sponsor contact TSE: (toll free) 888.334.4265, (phone) 508.477.5355, (fax) 508.477.4955, (email). Visit TSE’s Web site for more information at