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Marlins Foundation hosts Celebrity Golf Classic

MIAMI- The Miami Marlins will tee it off at the Inaugural Jack McKeon Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Crandon Golf Key Biscayne. For the first time, the Marlins Celebrity Golf Classic will pay homage to former Marlins Manager and 2003 World Series Champion, Jack McKeon. Event chair and current Marlins Manager Mike Redmond will be joined by current and past players, coaches and broadcasters for a riveting day on the links, all in the name of charity.

"Jack has contributed so much to our community that we felt it was a fitting tribute to dedicate an annual charity event in his name," said Marlins President, David Samson. "Jack is a legend and this tournament is a great way to honor a man who has impacted so many lives throughout his six decades in professional baseball."

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All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Miracle League of Miami-Dade County. The Miracle League of Miami-Dade provides the opportunity for children with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball on special custom designed rubber turf fields for their protection and accommodations for wheelchairs and walkers.

Details: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
           Crandon Golf Key Biscayne-6700 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
           Registration: 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Shot-Gun Start: 11:00 a.m.; Awards Dinner: 5:00 p.m.      

Who: Marlins 2003 World Series Champion Jack McKeon, President David Samson, Manager Mike Redmond, the 2014 Miami Marlins 40-Man roster, Marlins alumni Jeff Conine, Lenny Harris, Mike Lowell and Carl Pavano.

Sponsors: Parks Foundation of Miami Dade, South Florida Ford, Clear Channel Outdoor, Ricoh, Preferred Care Partners, Premier Beverage, Budweiser, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Dunkin Donuts, Hooters Coral Gables, Toro Toro Miami, Miracle League of Miami Dade, Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation, Pinta, MLB Network, 100 Fires Cigars, Lucky Strike, Quiksigns, Trophyland USA, Plant Golf, Girandos Gourmet Salads, Golfsmith, Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, Bloomingmore, Imperial Party Rentals, Bunkers in Baghdad.

More information on the event is available at www.marlins.com/golf or call the Marlins Foundation at 305-480-2550.

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