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Chipper Jones Supports Stetson Baseball

Chipper Jones

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 Jones Family Foundation A tournament participant poses for photo (which supports several children’s with Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine and John charities and organizations such as the Smoltz. 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. Chipper Jones, Dunn’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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Jeff Foxworthy

Auction Items

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Chipper with his father Larry and mother Lynne

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