Dufner Foundation hosts celebrity golf tournament benefiting chi - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Dufner Foundation hosts celebrity golf tournament benefiting childhood hunger

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:39:02 GMT
    An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.More >>
    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.More >>
  • Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

    Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:13:17 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.More >>
    After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that...More >>
  • Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:37:01 GMT
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially...More >>
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt...More >>
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Even though all of their games may not have been up to par, celebrities from all over the United States hit the green Monday in order to help those in need in Lee County.

"We're passionate about helping this community, keeping our foundation local here in Lee County and try to help the kids in need that are right around our area," explains PGA Golfer Jason Dufner.

The Inaugural Jason Dufner Charitable Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic kicked off this morning at the Moore's Mill Golf Club in Auburn.

Many familiar faces were on the course, including Auburn legend Bo Jackson and 2007 Masters Tournament winner Zach Johnson.

Without hesitation, these celebs agreed to play all with the same goal in mind, ending childhood hunger, a growing epidemic in Lee County.

"The community is welcoming them to come in a do things that so needed. It's a subject that not talked about, child hunger and they have decided to put it out front to let everybody know what they're doing and they're doing it in a classy way. So kudos to the Dufner's," says Jackson.

"When you have this game of golf to provide an opportunity for kids, in whatever way that is, you're going to do it," explains Johnson.

Today, the childhood food insecurity rate in Lee County stands at approximately 20 percent.

All money raised in the tournament will benefit Lee County Blessings in a Backpack, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County and AU's College of Human Sciences & Hunger Solutions Institute.

All are organizations the Dufners hold dear to their heart.

"Through our foundation we are feeding about 800 kids here in Lee County. About 2,200 kids could fall into our program that we want to try and reach and help out with the food program we are doing through the local schools here. So we're excited to be able to raise the funds, help these kids out and give back to our community," says Dufner.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow