Fundraising Event March 9th!
Portland Native Vincent Johnson Hosts Fundraising Golf Tournament
Notable Local and National Sports Personalities and Athletes will be in Attendance
West Linn, Ore. (December 4, 2014) – Vincent Johnson today announced that he is hosting a fundraising tournament to support his efforts to qualify and play on PGA TOUR Canada in 2015. The tournament will take place on Monday, March 9, at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore.
Johnson, a product of the Oregon Golf Association’s junior golf program, is a former member of Oregon State University men’s golf team. He turned professional in 2008, and shortly after received the Charlie Sifford Exemption, which allowed him to play in the PGA TOUR’s 2009 Northern Trust Open. That same year Johnson competed on Golf Channel’s Big Break Disney Golf.
The event will feature a clinic, hosted by two-time PGA TOUR winner, Brian Henninger followed by 18 holes of golf at Oregon Golf Club. That evening, Portland TV and radio personality, Paul Linnamn will emcee a dinner and athlete Q & A.
In addition to Johnson, Henninger and Linnman, other celebrity attendees will include:
Cam Cleeland: Cleeland, a native of Washington state, is a former tight end who played in the NFL from 1998-2005, most recently playing two seasons for the St. Louis Ram.
Mike Rice: Rice, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers broadcasting team, is a former collegiate basketball player and coach.
Isaac Ropp: A veteran personality in the Portland sports market for more than a decade, Ropp is the co-host of Primetime with Isaac and Big Suke on 1080 The Fan.
Josh Wilcox: Wilcox, an Oregon-native, is a former NFL player who played two seasons as tight end for the New Orleans Saints.The University of Oregon graduate has also spent time playing in the Arena Football League, NFL Europe and XFL.