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1/27/2012
Harris Teeter and NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte to Tee-Off for JDRF
2012 Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic Scheduled for May 8, 2012

 

Harris Teeter and NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte to Tee-Off for JDRF

2012 Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic Scheduled for May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Chapter of JDRF will be holding its annual Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic featuring 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at TPC Piper Glen Golf Course.

For more than 10 years, Harris Teeter has been the proud sponsor of the golf classic which has raised more than $800,000 for diabetes research. Last year, the Bobby Labonte Foundation joined the team. Mark Copeland, President of the Charlotte Chapter of JDRF, said he hopes the continued partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation will help raise more money and awareness for the organization.

“We are grateful to Bobby Labonte for his partnership with JDRF.   Bobby’s participation in the 2011 Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic added a new and exciting element to the tournament which helped increase awareness about type 1 diabetes. We are hopeful that this year’s event will be even more successful!”

Each foursome will be paired with a celebrity. The day of golf begins with registration at 11 a.m. and a shot gun start of 1 p.m.  Each player will receive lunch, beverages and a tournament gift. The day ends with dinner and a live auction.

“I am proud to partner with JDRF again this year,” said Bobby Labonte. “The foundation golf tournament has always been an annual event for us, but partnering with JDRF last year added a lot of excitement and was such a success.  I know that’s because of the great folks at JDRF and everyone who is putting the support behind it.  Hopefully we can just continue on the momentum from last year and build it even bigger in the years to come.”

The Bobby Labonte Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed by Labonte, and his wife, Donna, in 2003. The foundation is dedicated to providing aid to a variety of charities. It focuses its support on organizations that help those who are suffering because of illness or socio-economic hardship.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.bobbylabontefoundation.org.

For more information about JDRF or the Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic, please call 704-561-0828 or visit www.jdrf.org/charlotte.