After a night in the quiet and scenic town of Quogue, Jason and I arose to catch an 8:15am shuttle bus taking all the athletes/celebrities to the golf course to meet their golf partners for the 1st Annual Generation Rescue charity event.
We were by far the youngest athletes by at least a decade so it was interesting to be around so many sports legends. Many of them were heroes from the teams I grew up watching as a kid which was real treat for me.
On the funny side, as I boarded the bus, the driver said, “Young man, I think you’re on the wrong bus!” and he started asking me to get off!
Luckily, some former Giants players from their 1986 Superbowl Championship team vouched for us! (Slightly embarrassing moment however!)
The weather was sadly not going to accommodate the event. It was already a downpour as we drove to the golf course. We had breakfast and then tried to wait out the rain, but to no avail. They ended up canceling the golf outing, but it was still a fun time as fans and supporters of Generation Rescue mingled drank, eat and took photographs.
How these golf outings work is interesting. You go in groups of 4 and after each person hits their own ball you go to where the best shot has been hit and then your group all hits from that spot. It prevents one group from slowing down everyone else and also allows people (like myself) who aren’t very good at golf to play and not take 900 shots to reach the hole.
Larry Citarelli organized the event with Corey Pavin’s wife. My Friend TV and Radio personality Ann Ligouriwas there and a great sport, letting me interview her in what I hope will become a new segment of interviews I do with athletes and celebrities for this blog. Others in attendance, Corey Pavin, Bud Harrelson and Ed Kranepool; retired NY Giants stand-outs OJ Anderson, Brian Kelly, Karl Nelson, Bart Oates and William Roberts; former NY Jets Chad Cascadden, Richard Caster and Bruce Harper
If you’d like to support this great cause you can go to:http://generationrescue.com/