For Immediate Release
Contact: David Bowen Co Founder & CEO
Celebrity Golfers & Sports Legend Set to Tee off Next
Week in Orlando’s 15th Annual Amputee Golf Classic
Two Day Charity Event Starts Sunday at the Omni Orlando Resort
ChampionsGate with a Pairings Party & Silent Auction
Orlando, Florida (February 7, 2018) – It was announced today that congenital amputee Dave Stevens, who made NCAA college football and professional baseball history, leads a field of celebrity amputee golfers that will participate February 11th & 12th in the Amputee Golf Classic at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
As an athlete, Stevens made NCAA history as the only double amputee to play three seasons of college football at Augsburg University in Minneapolis from 1987-89. Dave also signed a spring training contract in 1996 and played three weeks of professional baseball with the St. Paul Saints. His teammates included MLB legends Darryl Strawberry and soon-to-be Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Morris. As a Saint, Stevens started one game at second base, and even pinch-hit for Strawberry after a three home run game. Stevens tried out for the Minnesota Twins in 1983 and 1984, as well as the Dallas Cowboys in 1990.
With his success as a multi-sport professional athlete, Stevens fits in perfectly with the amputee athletes, sports legends and celebrities slated to tee it up at the event. Athletes such former Florida Gators quarterback Chris Leak, MLB pitcher Rick Ankiel, and two-time MLB All-Star Carl Everett are scheduled to participate at this event which has become an annual tradition in Florida.
“This tournament has proven to be something special, and a true reflection of each individual that participates in it,” said CAGC tournament founder David Bowen. “From the actors and professional athletes to the incredible abilities showcased by our amputee participants, it’s an unbelievable time for a deserving cause.”
Invited Celebrities Include:
Amputee Host – Dave Stevens (NCAA Football/Minor League baseball – born without legs) Malik Yoba – Actor film and television, James Jones (NFL), Ed Lovelace (Track), DeAngelo Mack (MLB), Geoff Goetz (MLB), Brett Groves (MiLB), David Greenwood (NFL), Dennis Rasmussen (MLB), Gary Huff (NFL), Jason Odom (NFL), Mark Jones (NFL), Chris Leak (Gators), Carl Everett (MLB) Jason Romano (MLB), Barry Smith (NFL), Kevin House (NFL), Rick Ankiel (MLB), Shawn Wooden (NFL), Carl Nichols (MLB), Walter Carter (NFL), Corey Ivy (NFL), Justin Turner (MLB), Terrance Barber (Gators), Toby Hall (MLB)
Who: Celebrity Golfers-Sports Legends & Amputee Golfers
Why: The event will support amputees in need of financial assistance with a focus on children and injured service men and women
Where: Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate clubhouse and course.
When: Sunday, February 11 6:30pm to 10:30pm Pairings Party and Silent Auction & Monday, February 12 – 8:30am Continental Breakfast following by 18 holes of Championship Golf.
Media Coverage: The Disabilities Channel http://thedisabilitychannel.ca/ will be posting tournament coverage from the Amputee Golf Classic on Sunday & Monday. TDC correspondent Dave Stevens is participating in this charitable golf event and will be onsite filing reports and interviews with celebrities showcasing people with disabilities abilities.
About Dave Stevens: As a legless athlete, motivational speaker and correspondent for The Disability Channel, Dave Stevens shares with audience of all ages on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to achieving “impossible” dreams. His amazing and uplifting story has taken him around the world, from corporations to colleges, grade schools to arenas. His message is the same: You can do anything in life that you put your mind to, despite the odds. For more information, call Dave 860-690-4877 or visit Dave’s web site at www.DaveStevensSpeaks.com