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Celebrities tee up to fight childhood cancer at Golf Classic

Sept. 27. On Oct. 24, local golfers will get a chance to compete with celebrity players and donate to end childhood cancer in the Braylon Beam Celebrity Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Course in Mooresville, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The tournament is named after Braylon Beam, the 6-year-old brain cancer patient from North Carolina who came to fame on Ellen DeGeneres’ TV show with his #JustKeepDancing campaign to help other children battling pediatric cancer. Braylon, an enthusiastic Carolina Panthers fan, became a Panthers coach for a day through the Make-A-Wish Foundation joined his favorite team at the Super Bowl in a private jet. “Coach” Beam and the efforts of his family and well-wishers at the Bring It 4 Braylon Foundation have brought awareness and support to the children and families dealing with pediatric cancer.

“Braylon is a tremendous inspiration to children and families coping with cancer and was the natural namesake for this event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works tirelessly to find a cure for childhood cancer,” said Matt Phillips, chief strategy and marketing officer of Huntersville-based AdvantaClean. “We are so excited to host this event as part of our effort to raise $100,000 for St. Jude this year.”

Local celebrities participating in the Braylon Beam Celebrity Golf Classic include NBC Sports NASCAR pit reporter Marty Snider, former Carolina Panther Rod Smith, WBTV anchor/reporter Ashley Stroehlein, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tommy Barnhardt and WBTV sports anchor/reporter Delano Little, among others.
Registration for the event closes Oct. 11. To sign up as a golfer, visit https://www.golfsquid.com/event.cfm?id=2820. Event sponsors can register at http://advantacleangolfclassic.com/sponsorship/.