Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas and popular stand-up comedian Dave Coulier are scheduled to participate in the third annual Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by clubglove.com, on Wednesday, July 28, at Oshkosh Country Club.
The outing is a unique opportunity to bring golf and aviation enthusiasts together in support of the EAA Young Eagles program and other youth initiatives while at EAA AirVenture 2010, which will be held July 26 - August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Participants can take part in special events at identified holes and golf with some of aviation and golf's most notable celebrities.
Thomas, who helped lead the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early 1990s, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 after amassing 12,074 yards during his 13-year NFL career. Known as one of the greatest complete running backs of all-time for his durability and pass-catching abilities, Thomas was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1991, a five-time NFL All-Pro selection, and a member of the 1990s All-Decade Team.
Coulier, who spends part of his free time flying airplanes, is best known for his role as Joey Gladstone on the long-running hit television series "Full House," which continues to air in syndication in more than 100 countries. Coulier’s clean stand-up act earned him regular appearances on "The Tonight Show," and he continues to enjoy sold-out performances at various venues across the country.
Other notables in the Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic lineup include PGA Champions Tour golf pro Mike McCullough, aerobatics legends Sean Tucker and Mike Goulian, and full-time air show pilot and part-time F-16 pilot Ed Hamill.
Prizes include the private use of golf carts during AirVenture, special aviation experiences, and an extraordinary hole-in-one prize – a new Remos light-sport aircraft. All participants will receive continental breakfast as well as lunch and beverage service throughout the round, a hole-in-one challenge package, and transportation to and from Oshkosh Country Club. There will be a reception and awards ceremony at Oshkosh Country Club following the tournament.
Shuttle buses depart the EAA AirVenture grounds beginning at 7 a.m., with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start. Participants will be returned to EAA AirVenture in time for the afternoon air show, where they will receive MVP credentials for premier air show viewing.
Visit www.airventure.org/golfclassic to register or for more information.