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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Baseball Legend, HOF Running Back at EAA Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic
'Shooter' and 'Striker' among VIP golfers
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr. joins an all-star cast at the EAA Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic on Wednesday, July 27.

Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. and Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas lead a list of participating celebrities in the fourth annual EAA Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by clubgrove.com, on Wednesday, July 27, at Oshkosh Country Club. They'll be joined by actors Chris McDonald, who played "Shooter McGavin" in the 1996 comedy hit Happy Gilmore, and Robert Hays, "Ted Striker" in the 1980 comedy classic Airplane!

The outing, held during EAA AirVenture 2011 at Wittman Regional Airport, is a unique opportunity to bring golf and aviation enthusiasts together in support of the EAA Young Eagles program. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in the day's special events while golfing with some of America's most prominent athletes and aviation celebrities.

Griffey is one of the most prolific home run hitters and best defensive players in baseball history, finishing his 22-year career fifth on the all-time home run list with 630. Griffey, who played for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox, won 10 Gold Glove awards and appeared in 13 All-Star Games.

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.

Also appearing at the Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic are aerobatics legends Sean Tucker and Mike Goulian, and many others.

Prizes include the private use of golf carts during AirVenture, special aviation experiences, and an extraordinary hole-in-one prize - a new Renegade Falcon 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 the Oshkosh Country Club. There will also be a reception and awards ceremony at the 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 AirVenture in time for the afternoon air show, where they will receive VIP credentials for air show viewing.

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FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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