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Jaguars to Support 2001 Len's Friends Charity Classic

Proceeds to Benefit American Heart Association and American Red Cross

The Jaguars have teamed up with PGA Tour pro Len Mattiace, other local golf professionals and celebrities, including baseball Hall of Famer George Brett, for the 2001 Len's Friends Charity Classic scheduled for October 21-22 at the Golf Club of North Hampton. Tournament proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Jaguars senior vice president of football operations Michael Huyghue, wide receiver Keenan McCardell and offensive lineman Zach Wiegert have committed to play in the VIP golf outing on October 21 following the Jaguars nationally televised Thursday night home game against the Buffalo Bills.

"In light of the terrible tragedy that has occurred, we have made a decision to give half of the proceeds from this year's event to the American Red Cross and the other half to our original charity, the American Heart Association," said Mattiace. "We are very excited to have the Jaguars as a sponsor. I've heard some of these guys can play golf! We are also very excited to have George Brett and my good friend, PGA Touring pro Rocco Mediate joining us as well."

"Len is a true hero in our community," said McCardell. "His golf classic brings together a great field of athletes and the monies raised are going to very worthy causes. Thumbs up to Len and his Foundation."

Other PGA TOUR professionals and celebrities scheduled to participate include Davis Love III, Scott Hoch, Fred Funk, Mark McCumber, Carlos Franco, Joey Sindelar, LPGA professional Michelle McGann, baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, and movie star Chris O'Donnell.

For more information about the event, please call All About Golf Tournament Offices at (904) 992-7459.

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