Stars Coming Out for Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational
Anthony Anderson, Richard Schiff and others will join such sports legends as Jim Brown, Jerry West and Reggie Jackson at the second annual event
Anthony Anderson, star of the new ABC series Black-ish, and Richard Schiff, up next in the film Kill the Messenger, are among the celebrities set to tee it up at the Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational on Nov. 10 at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.
Sports legends Jim Brown, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan, Ron Darling, Orel Hershiser and Bret Saberhagen also are scheduled to participate in the second annual event, which benefits the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton.
The academy, which opened in 2006, provides free, year-round baseball and softball instruction and educational programming to youngsters from underserved communities around L.A.
Participants for the Robinson event will have the opportunity to play golf with the luminaries. Find registration details here.
“We are delighted and thankful for the support we continue to receive for the MLB Urban Youth Academy, both from celebrities and fans, through this event,” Robinson, 79, the Hall of Fame slugger who now serves as the executive vp of baseball development for Major League Baseball, said in a statement. “We are starting to see all of the hard work and commitment by our academy staff come to fruition at the major league level, and we hope to see more results in the future.”
The Compton academy was the first of four similar facilities around the nation, with others set to follow. More than 400 academy student-athletes have gone on to play college baseball and softball, and over 200 of its players have been selected in the MLB Draft.
Following the round at Wilshire, an awards banquet and dinner, featuring a live and silent auction, will be held at the club.