Planning is Underway for 2013 Delta Soul

By Gwen Azar  |  February 4, 2013  |  Featured News


(GREENVILLE, MS)  Planning is underway for the 2013 Annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event to be held June 6-8. Steve and Gwen Azar along with event chairs, Beth Mansour and Esther Virden are working with committee members to coordinate this “soul filled”, three day event.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations particularly in the Delta region that benefit sick, disadvantaged and abused children. The foundation also supports the arts within educational and cultural institutions.The inaugural event raised over $110,000, which was distributed to music and arts programs and scholarships throughout the Delta.

Scheduled to appear are celebrities such as Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox, Chris Rich (The Reba Show and Murphy Brown), Baseball Hall of Fame great Reggie Smith, Gary Valentine (King of Queens), former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon as well as Richard Karn (Home Improvements & Family Feud), Javier Colon (winner of NBC’s The Voice), and Kevin Sorbo (TV show Hercules). Also scheduled to return is LPGA Tour and 2012 Delta Soul winner Kris Tschetter and many others.

When asked about the event Azar excitedly exclaimed, “I’m not sure we can have more fun than we did at our inaugural event, but we are definitely anticipating a bigger and even more successful year. The sponsor packages are going quickly as our Second Annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event is filling up. We actually have a celebrity waiting list started. That’s cool! It’s a tribute to our Delta, our people, our food, our hospitality and to all who have helped make this event possible! I feel we are doing important things with the money raised thus far and look forward to continuing what we all have started here.”

The 2013 Delta Soul Golf and Charity Event is presented by The Skin Institute, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi and The Hartness Foundation. Celebrity and guest accommodations provided by Harlow’s Casino and Resort with transportation provided by James Ceranti Motors.

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