Pelicans Hit The Links For The Youth Diamond Fund

Pelicans Hit The Links For The Youth Diamond Fund

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans traded baseball bats for golf clubs on Monday, May 21, for the 2nd Annual Banana Boat/NextMedia Charity Golf Tournament. Held at The Grande Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach he tournament benefited the Pelicans Youth Diamond Fund.

Pelicans first baseman Adam La Roche taps his putt towards the hole.

Golfers paid $95 each to play, and each team had its own celebrity. Current Pelicans players and coaches as well as Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians personnel rounded out the teams.

The winning group came in at 14 under par. Mickey Phillips, Craig Greenberg, Mike Lach, Lum Reed and celebrity Franklin Stubbs, former Major League player and current hitting instructor in the Braves organization, each received a trip for two to the destination of their choice and a limited edition Agussi watch. Two teams drew for second place; each finished two shots back from the leaders.

The event included competitions for the longest drive and closest to the pin as well as a raffle. Raffle prizes included sets of golf clubs, complimentary golf at courses

Pelicans Manager Brian Snitker (left) takes time on the fairway for an interview with WPDE’s Rich Chrampanis and Mark Haggard.

such as The Grande Dunes and Myrtlewood, CD box sets of The Doors, Led Zepplin and the Eagles, to name a few.

The Pelicans set up the Youth Diamond Fund as a way to thank Horry County and the city of Myrtle Beach for contributing the majority of the necessary funds to build the Pelicans’ home, Coastal Federal Field. Through the Fund the Pelicans raise money through team events and fundraising activities to provide funding for athletic equipment, sports-related training for coaches and sports-related programs for children. The Fund’s Board of Directors selects one major project each season to receive the proceeds from the Youth Diamond Fund.

The winning team (left to right): Mickey Phillips, Craig Greenberg, Mike Lach, Franklin Stubbs (Stubbs is the Atlanta Braves minor league hitting instructor) & Lum Reed.

Pelicans Hitting Coach Tommy Gregg enjoyed the afternoon of golf and raising money for youth.

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