The annual Ned Garver/Dick LeBeau Legends Golf Classic – benefiting the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties – will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at Mitchell Hills Golf Club in Springfield.
The golf tournament – which is sold out – will also feature a dinner provided by Roosters restaurant of Springfield.
“Dinner with Dick LeBeau” will be held that evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mitchell Hills clubhouse.
Dinner tickets can be reserved for $20 each by calling 937-869-4553 (leave message), but seating is limited.
Other Legends scheduled to be in attendance include former Cincinnati Bengals’ safety David Fulcher, former Cleveland Browns’ offensive tackle Dick Schafrath, former Ohio State football standout Galen Cisco, former major league pitcher Ed Whitson and 1964 Olympic gold-medal winning basketball player George Wilson.
Garver, 90, will be unable to attend due to health reasons.
LeBeau, a London, Ohio, native and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is currently the assistant head coach of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and was formerly the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
“As always, I look forward to seeing all of my friends (on July 16),” he said.
LeBeau and Jack Nicklaus are both honorary members at Mitchell Hills.
The “dean” of county high school football coaches, Payton Printz, recently decided to leave Triad and become an assistant coach under Geron Stokes at Minster High School.
Stokes is an Urbana High School graduate and former UHS head football coach.
Printz was always good to work with, showed great courage in successfully battling cancer and did a solid job with the Triad football program in his 15 years at the helm.
Trivia Time – Arnold Palmer collected $17,500 for winning the Masters in 1960.
This week’s question – Which Pro Football Hall of Famer sent Payton Printz an autographed photo with words of encouragement when Printz was first diagnosed with cancer?
Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout