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CELEBRITIES CONFIRMED! JRLA 1st Annual Golf Outing – July 11, 2011

July 3, 2011


Celebrities Help Raise Funds For Tuition-Free School of Excellence

DETROIT – (June 13, 2011) – On Monday July 11, 2011, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) will host its First Annual Golf Outing at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Founded by ESPN/ABC studio analyst, NBA Star and former University of Michigan “Fab Five” star Jalen Rose, the tuition-free, public charter high school is scheduled to open in September. This outing represents the first public fundraising effort to support the JRLA.

Please click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities as well as a registration form: http://bit.ly/JRLA1stAnnualGolfOuting.

For more information, call (248) 953-8123.

Each foursome in the Outing will be assigned a celebrity to be a part of their group.  Celebrities scheduled to participate include:

· Jalen Rose 
· Anita Baker – Grammy Award Winner/Platinum R&B and Soul Jazz Singer-Songwriter
· Lomas Brown – NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl Champion 
· Lloyd Carr – Michigan Football Coaching Legend 
· Derrick Coleman – Detroit Basketball and NBA Star 
· Braylon Edwards – Michigan Football and New York Jets Star 
· Howard Eisley – NBA Star and Assistant Coach LA Clippers 
· Vincent Ellis – Pistons Beat Writer for the Free Press
· Larry Foote – 2-Time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers 
· Brandon Graham – Michigan Football and Philadelphia Eagles Star 
· Willie Green – University of Detroit Mercy Star and NBA Veteran 
· Manny Harris – Michigan Basketball and Cleveland Cavaliers Star 
· Jimmy King – Michigan Basketball “Fab Five” Legend 
· Lila Lazarus – Award-winning journalist 
· Dana Jacobson – Michigan Native and ESPN Host 
· Chris Mullin – Basketball Hall of Famer
· Tayshaun Prince – Kentucky Basketball and Detroit Pistons Champion
· Jamie Samuelsen – Sports Director WCSX-FM 94.7 Morning Show & freep.com blogger
· Matt Shepard – WDFN Host/U of M Basketball Announcer
· Mike “Stoney” Stone – On-air Host 97.1 The Ticket 
· Steve Smith – Michigan State Star and NBA All-Star
· Charlie Villanueva – UConn Basketball and Detroit Pistons Star 
· Rasheed Wallace – N.Carolina Basketball and Retired Detroit Pistons Champion 
· Perry Watson – Detroit Basketball Coaching Legend 
· LaMarr Woodley – 2-Time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers 
· And more TBA…

Proceeds from the Golf Outing are dedicated to benefit JRLA, a new 9-12 college-prep charter high school in Northwest Detroit, established by Rose.

A special thanks to our sponsors… Platinum Sponsor: Telemus Capital; Silver Sponsors: Charity Motors, Constar, Inc. & HH Barnum; Hole Sponsors: T.A. Systems, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, The Smith Family & ICM/Nick Khan; Contest Holes: Comerica & Clark Hill PLC; In-Kind:Underground Printing, FatHead, Kelleher Enterprises, Inc, Absopure, O&W, Inc, Ann Arbor State Bank & LaFontaine Automotive Group!!!