The 2nd Annual Bruce, Barkley and Basketball Golf Classic presented by YellaWood will take place Sunday and Monday, October 8th and 9th at Farmlinks and will benefit the Auburn men’s basketball program through Tigers Unlimited. The inaugural event was held last year at Grand National in Opelika.
Festivities begin with a pre-tournament celebration in the Grand Ballroom and gardens at Pursell Farm’s Hamilton Place on Sunday. Charles Barkley and other celebrities will be there to host.
Other major sponsors include the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and Auburn Research and Technology Foundation.
The Golf Classic features a 10 am shotgun start with 30 teams playing at Farmlinks.
Pearl and Barkley will be in attendance posing for group photos with each team while six different vendors will be on the course providing food and beverages.
“We want to recognize one of the most respected, recognized, philanthropic NBA legends, Hall of Famer, for his lifetime achievements,” said Pearl. “Charles’ willingness to lend his support and put his name on this tournament and enable us to generate funds to support Auburn Basketball is something we are grateful for.
“Our goal is to make Auburn Basketball relevant as we take this golf tournament and fund-raising event around the state of Alabama. As we celebrate our past, we look forward to our future. War Eagle!