Drew Brees hosting event at Topgolf Austin to raise money for pediatric care
On top of being a Super Bowl champion and an NFL MVP, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees happens to also be an avid -- and really good -- golfer. Brees maintained a 3-handicap as he participated in Golf Digest's U.S. Open Challenge at Pebble Beach in 2010.
On June 28, Brees will put his single-digit-handicap -- and strong charitable efforts -- on display in an event at Topgolf Austin. Billed as "The Topgolf Challenge with Drew Brees", the event is a partnership between the increasingly popular golf range and the Brees Dream Foundation, with money being raised for the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
"Austin is my hometown, and Brittany and I have wanted to find a way to get involved and give back," Brees said. "Through the partnership with Topgolf, The Brees Dream Foundation can host a fun and impactful event to help children who have been victims of violent crime. Dell Children's provides outstanding care for these kids but sadly their needs are growing. We are proud to partner with Topgolf and Dell Children's Medical Center to help these children find the path to recovery from abuse."
Sponsorship opportunities are available -- from $3,000 for a team of five golfers to $100 for a ticket to watch.
Brees is known for his charitable efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and he has raised more than $22 million through his foundation. The Brees Dream Foundation is raising money in the June 28th event to support the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas -- a child and adolescent healthcare services center in Austin -- which sees nearly 150,000 patients per year.
For more information, go to breestopgolfchallenge.com.