Two high-profile charity golf tournaments will be held on the same day this June in York County.
The 25th York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Monday, June 17, at Out Door Country Club.
That same day, the York Revolution, in partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, has announced plans to rebrand its annual golf tournament as the "Brooks Robinson Classic." The first edition of the rebranded tournament, which will feature an appearance by the Baseball Hall of Famer, will be held at Springwood Golf Club.
Out Door and Springwood are located approximately 12 miles from each other.
Special Olympics event: Among the celebrities expected to attend the York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic are former Baltimore Colts and Penn State running backs Lenny Moore and Lydell Mitchell, along with John Hannah, who was once referred to by Sports Illustrated as "the best offensive lineman of all time."
Moore and Hannah are Pro Football Hall of Famers.
Among others who have said they will attend the event at Out Door are Penn State assistant head football coach Stan Hixon, NCAA basketball official Duke Edsall and former NFL players Jimmy Orr, Billy Kilmer, Maxie Baughan, Mark Moseley, Scott Fitzkee, John Bunting and Pete Retzlaff.
The tournament was founded by George Tarasovic, a 12-year NFL veteran, and Eddie Khayat, the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, whose nine-year NFL playing career was highlighted by the Eagles' 1960 NFL title. Both will be participating.
The tournament has raised more than $500,000 for York County Special Olympics since its inception.
Currently, more than 20 celebrities have agreed to attend and additional confirmations are expected in the coming weeks. The field has openings for more foursomes. The cost per foursome is $1,100. To learn more, call Charlie Calkins at 757-7602.
Revolution tourna ment: The Robinson event, meanwhile, will raise money for at-risk and low-income youth in York.
The tournament will continue to feature the involvement of Revolution players. Other partners in the program are the York City Little League and the YMCA of York County, which will both benefit from the proceeds raised by the tournament.
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation uses baseball -- and softball -- programs to help at-risk youth. It is named after the longtime Orioles coach and manager who was also the father of Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.
Robinson played in 15 consecutive All-Star Games, won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and was a part of two World Series winners with the Baltimore Orioles. York was Robinson's first minor league stop in 1955 with the York White Roses. Robinson is a minority owner of the Revolution.
Individuals or businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities or reserving a foursome for the tournament should contact Reed Gunderson in the York Revolution front office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (717) 801-4492.
An awards reception and dinner will follow the event at Springwood Golf Club.