This month New York Knicks All-Star John Starks hosted his annual Celebrity Golf Outing at Tamarack Country Club. The grand day of playing and socializing brought forth thousands of much-needed funds for academic scholarships to NY tri-state and Tulsa area college bound high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and a commitment to community service.
“Thank you all so much for being here,” told the NBA legend to attendees on the gorgeous day in Connecticut after rounds were completed.
At a sit-down banquet guests took time to hear inspiring speeches from former scholarship recipients and to take part in an exciting live auction to benefit future students endeavors.
The foundation awards academic scholarships to students from various New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Tulsa, OK area high schools. 3-point Scholarship recipients are selected based upon financial need, exemplary academic achievement and a significant commitment to community service.
Guests and supporters for the day included: Kim Alexis (Supermodel), Maurice Allen (Longest Drive Champion), OJ Anderson (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion), Greg Anthony (NBA legend and Sports Analyst), Rick Barry (NBA), Bruce Bowen (NBA), Rick Cerone (NY Yankees World Series Champion), Patrick Crayton (NFL), Howard Cross (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion), Maurice Dubois (CBS Anchor), Debbe Dunning (Actress), Sean Fister (Longest Drive Champion), Harold Green (NFL), Victor Green (NFL), Rodney Hampton (NY Giants Super Bowl Champion), Bruce Harper (NFL), Ron Harper (5x NBA World Champion), Jason Hatcher (NFL), Allan Houston (NBA All-Star), Bernard King (NBA Legend), Jim Leyritz (NY Yankees World Series Champion), Dash Mihok (Actor Ray Donovan), Joel Murray (Actor/Comedian), Charles Oakley (NBA All-Star), John Randle (NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame), Byron Scott (3x NBA World Champion & Coach), Sterling Sharpe (NFL), Lance Smith (NFL), Lawrence Taylor (2x Super Bowl Champion & 10x Pro Bowl), Hisham Tawfiq (Actor – Blacklist), Gary Valentine (Actor/Comedian), Spud Webb (NBA Slam Dunk Champion), Herb Williams (NBA Legend) and Mike Woodson (Former NBA Head Coach).
Established in 1994, the John Starks Foundation provides academic scholarships to NY tri-state and Tulsa area college bound high school seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and a commitment to community service. www.johnstarks.org
Photos by Mychal Watts