Thursday, June 30, 2011

John Anderson Celebrity Fundraiser

MU grad and ESPN's John Anderson is having a public event on Sunday, July 10 from 6-9 pm at Shiloh's in Columbia. A good number of the celebrities that will play in the next day's golf tourney will be at the Shiloh event.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn and former MLB All-Star Andy Van Slyke will headline this year's golf invitational along with 3-time NBA champion and current ESPN Analyst Bruce Bowen. ESPN anchor and Mizzou grad Michael Kim also joins this year's field.Returning for a 2nd year are Mizzou legends Mel Gray and Johnny Roland, KC Chiefs TE Walter White and St. Louis sportscaster Tom Ackerman. Other celebrity participants include: Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden, Wyoming Head Football Coach and former Mizzou offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, KOMU-TV sports director Chris Gervino and Big Ten Network anchor Mike Hall.

Money raised at the tourney and from a promotion at Shiloh's will go to the local food bank, and there will also be a "school supply drive" for Joplin schoolkids. For more details go to

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