HICKORY TAVERN TO HOST BRAD JOHNSON CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC RECEPTION THIS WEEK

We are just two days away from Asheville’s most anticipated golf tournament that not only has brought companies, sponsors, national and world renowned celebrities, and friends together for the past 28 years, but has also touched hundreds of thousands of lives of families in times of need. Beginning in 1990 the Verizon Wireless / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic has served as Eblen Charities’ signature event, and it was this event that gave the work of Eblen its start. The tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove with tee-offs at 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

For the fifth year, the tournament festivities will begin on Monday night, May 15th with a special Celebrity / Sponsor reception hosted by one of Asheville’s most popular restaurants and sports meeting venues. Hickory Tavern in Biltmore Park will again host the Hickory Tavern Celebrity / Sponsor Reception beginning at 5:30 pm.

“The reception is a great way for everyone who is involved with the tournament to come together before the golfing starts on Tuesday to relax, join with old friends, meet new ones and launch the 28th Annual Verizon Wireless / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic,” states Bill Murdock, Executive Director of Eblen Charities.

“Rob Robinson and his wonderful staff at Hickory Tavern have been extremely kind once again to host the reception this year. Last year was the largest attendance we had at the golf reception to date thanks to Rob and we are looking for another tremendous evening. I can think of no better place to begin this year’s tournament.”
Celebrities for the 27th Annual Verizon Wireless / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic include:

Brad Johnson, Heath Shuler, Dr. Gerald Austin, Nikita Koloff, Abe Jacobs, Stan Pamfillis, Brian Hall, Steve Vacendak, Jack Connors, Adam Copeland, and Mike Mooneyham.

The tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove with an 8:00 AM and a 2:00 PM shotgun start.

Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern network has grown to include businesses in 13 communities throughout North Carolina and Spartanburg, SC. Their unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, and sports enthusiasm provides the perfect destination, no matter what the time of day.

For more information on the Verizon Wireless / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic or any of the programs of the Eblen Charities please contact Bill Murdock at 828-242-2848 or visit www.eblencharities.org.

For more information on Hickory Tavern please visit www.hickorytavern.com.
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