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This summer, celebrities headed to South Fulton’s East Lake Golf Club to support the Warrick Dunn Charities’ 7th Annual Atlanta Celebrity Golf Classic. This tournament is the exclusive signature fundraiser of Warrick Dunn Charities and a premiere social event to kick off the summer.

The golf tournament was held on the beautiful and historic grounds of Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club. Since 2010, the event has brought together business executives, celebrities, corporate sponsors and athletes with the purpose to raise funds that benefit programs of Warrick Dunn Charities.

The weekend started with the Celebrity Pairings Reception at Greystone at Piedmont Park Conservancy. The cocktail reception included live and silent auctions and celebrity golfer pairings. The golf tournament continued the next day with 120 participants, all trying to win the coveted champion’s cup.

This year’s winner was former NFL star and current sports broadcaster Sterling Sharpe, with the team from Idealease. Second place was the Bentley Automotive team playing with Takeo Spikes, a former all-pro linebacker and current NBC sports personality. And in third place was former MLB and NFL player Brian Jordan, a hometown favorite, with the team from Country Financial.

Other celebrity athletes in attendance included former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, Atlanta Hawks player Kent Bazemore, and Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald, among others.

For those who missed the event, there are still plenty of ways to help this worthwhile 501c3 charity by donating online. All donations go to Warrick Dunn Charities, which was established in 2002 to expand the Homes for the Holidays initiative and to explore and produce programs and services for single-parent families.

Homes for the Holidays provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents and children to achieve their dream of homeownership. These families have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability. They are given a hand up, not a handout and have gone on to be able to pay it forward themselves.

Learn more about Warrick Dunn Charities at WDC.org.