The UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill played host Thursday morning to the 28th annual Carolina Kids Classic Charity Golf Tournament
In all, $93,000 was raised for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.
A wide variety of local residents and donors joined together with sports figures such as UNC head football coach Larry Fedora and head men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi to celebrate a worthy cause.
Founded by the legendary voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham, and Greensboro businessman Mike Haley, the tournament has raised over $3.6 million for the charity since its inception in 1988.
The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is the only one that serves families from all 100 counties in North Carolina. It functions as a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families.
Two former All-Americans on the basketball court–Antawn Jamison and Sean May–also participated in the event.
For Durham, it was his first public appearance since announcing last week that he has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia–a neurocognitive disorder that affects his language expression.
The 74-year-old appeared in front of the crowd to help present the giant check to the Ronald McDonald House, but did not get on the microphone.
Instead, that job was left to the boisterous and lively Fedora, who led off by apologizing for the absence of head men’s basketball coach–and avid golfer–Roy Williams due to his recent knee surgery.
Sporting a five o’clock shadow surely earned from all his offseason preparations, Fedora then went on to thank everyone for showing up and taking part in the event and all it stands for.
He was the only “celebrity” in attendance who did not actually golf, however, since he had responsibilities with the summer football camps being held on campus shortly after.