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Magic Johnson Golf Tournament A Huge Success

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson recently hosted one of the most successful series of events to benefit the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF).

Themed “Magic’s Showtime,” the events took place during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles where Johnson was also honored with the unveiling of his 14 foot statue in front of the STAPLES Center. According to Johnson, “It was fantastic playing host to basketball fans and showing them our great city and I will always treasure many special memories.”

Magic’s Showtime placed MJF on an international stage of awareness. Established is 1991, Magic Johnson Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people residing in urban communities. MJF feels strongly that all individuals can succeed given access to the appropriate resources.

MJF is committed to providing education and testing in the areas of health, information and assistance with college scholarships, and technology access to bridge the digital divide. The Foundation serves as the conduit to deliver the much needed partnerships, programs and resources that empower families and help rebuild communities.

On Monday, February 16, 2004, Magic Johnson hosted The Magic of Golf Invitational at the spectacular MountainGate Country Club. Lincoln was the presenting sponsor of the golf tournament. Title Sponsor, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. hosted the awards dinner where Magic was the live auctioneer, giving the standing room only audience more to talk about and enjoy.

"It is important that businesses and non-profit organizations work together to empower our young people and under-served communities. I really do appreciate Lincoln for their support and Anheuser-Busch for being socially responsible companies,” stated Johnson.


The celebrity golfers included; Samuel L. Jackson, Marcus Allen, Willie Gault, Byron Scott, Mitch Richmond, Dave Winfield, Don Buford, Malik Yoba, Ricky Manning, Jr., Alex Thomas, Anthony Alexander, Ambassador Sidney Williams, Mitch Richmond, Mike Davis and Chris Spencer, to name a few. They enjoyed the fun-filled day along with the business community that benefited MJF.

The Play Clean Golf unit, donated by Wesley Buford, president and inventor, was given to each golfer. Since its recent introduction to the golf world the hot golfing item has received great reviews; for more information visit www.playcleangolf.com . LPGA teaching pro, Robin Aikens of Chicago, led a golf clinic.

The Magic of Golf was coordinated by Alescia Buford, president/CEO of Buford Public Relations. Please call the office of MJF at 310.246.4400 or visit www.magicjohnson.org for further information.

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