Tallahassee, FL. April, 2005 - The 2005 Brad Johnson Charity Golf Classic was hosted in Tallahassee, Florida April 1-11, 2005. The Hampton Inn & Suites® I-10/Thomasville Road was the host hotel to 26 NFL celebrity athletes, as well as over 45 team sponsors from various cities throughout Florida. The Ronald McDonald House was the charity Brad Johnson chose to benefit the past 2 years, raising over $140,000. Michelle Wilson, Director of Sales for the Tallahassee property was the Tournament Director for the event.
The weekend kicked off Sunday April 10, 2005 at the home of Brad and Nikki Johnson for a private lunch with the celebrities, and sponsors. The activities kicked in to high gear Sunday evening at Golden Eagle Country Club with a dinner party, and auction. Even though the Masters went into a play off, this did not stop participants, celebrities, and sponsors from attending the star studded party. In attendance were over 350 people to help Brad Johnson raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Monday morning tee off began with cigars, and bloody Mary’s sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites®, and Café Cabernet. Notable celebrities on hand were Coach Bobby Bowden, FSU Football Head Coach, Martin Gramatica kicker for the Indianapolis Colts, Corey Simon Philadelphia Eagles, Chris Weinke Quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Gene Deckerhoff, voice of the Seminoles and Tampa Bay Buc and many more. As the teams prepared to get out on the course, Sun Sports Network was visibly present to cover every detail of the tournament, which will be aired throughout the State of Florida, and surrounding cities with satellite. Other local media was also on hand to cover the golf tournament.
The event was a huge success due, in part to the host hotel The Hampton Inn & Suites®. Without a good nights sleep, and excellent accommodations these guys would have never made 18 holes of golf, and all the events surrounding the weekend.
Special thanks goes out to Ross Wagers- General Manager and Michelle Wilson-Director of Sales for joining up with Brad Johnson, and the Ronald McDonald House to raise money for a great cause.