Chipper Chipper Jones Jones Golf Golf Invitational Invitational Chipper Jones Supports Stetson Baseball
Atlanta Braves’ All-Star Chipper Jones is making an annual commitment to the Stetson Baseball program. Jones, along with lifelong friend and agent B.B. Abbott, have put together the Chipper Jones Celebrity Golf Invitational, an annual event held each November at Bear’s Best Atlanta Golf Course in Suwanee, Georgia. The exciting two-day event begins with a silent auction, a dinner/banquet, and a live auction. Golf begins after lunch on day two and concludes with an awards dinner. Numerous celebrities from the Atlanta area and beyond participate in the event. Jeff Foxworthy, Roy Firestone, Ron White, and Cledus T. Judd have provided special entertainment. Proceeds from the tournament directly benefit Stetson Baseball, as well as other athletic department programs. Overall, Stetson has beneﬁted by over 900,000 dollars in the ﬁrst eight years of the event. In addition, the Georgia Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis, Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia, and the Chipper A tournament participant poses for photo with Jones Family Foundation (which Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. supports several children’s charities and organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, the Florida and Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Ranches and Homes, and local Little League programs) also beneﬁt from the tournament. Jones’ partnership with Stetson Baseball dates back to the late 1960s, when Chipper’s father Larry and current Hatter coach Pete Dunn played together at Stetson. Larry Jones, a shortstop, and Dunn, a catcher, were members of Stetson’s ﬁrst NCAA tournament team in 1970. Larry Jones later served for seven years as an assistant coach under Dunn. C h i p p e r J o n e s , D u n n ’s godson, and B.B. Abbott grew up in the DeLand area and regularly attended Pete Dunn Baseball camps. The Hatters would like to thank Chipper Jones and B.B. Abbott for their dedication and committment to the Stetson Baseball program.
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Chipper with his father Larry and mother Lynne
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