National Championship Classic Golf Tournament

Mario Chalmers (Steve Puppe photo)

Lawrence, KS – The 2008 National Championship Alumni are hitting the links this summer for the First Annual National Championship Classic Golf Tournament.

The tournament will be held on Friday, July 31, 2008 at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, KS.  Players from the 2008 KU Men's Basketball team will be featured, such as Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Darell Aruthur, Darnell Jackson and more.  The event will be hosted and run by The Mario V Chalmers Foundation.  

 "We know how much this championship means to the fans, the alumni and the city of Lawrence.  We wanted to keep the tradition alive and also give back to the community."  said Mario Chalmers

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit charitable foundations in the greater Lawrence and Kansas City areas, with a focus on youth initiatives and cancer research.  

 "So many wonderful people in the community have told me their stories about the National Championship Game, said Ronnie and Almarie Chalmers, Mario's parents.  We wanted to provide a fun atmosphere for fans to reminisce about the game, meet the players and socialize.  We also want to give back to the community that has given so much to us over the years."  

To register for the event, or for more information, visit the website at www.nationalchampionshipclassic.com.  Potential sponsors, volunteers or donors should contact Jill Hinrich at ACUTE Marketing and Promotions at 913-633-8179.  

 "This will be a great way for all of us guys to get together over the summer and remember the championship, said Mario.  We are confident that his event will start a new tradition and become a successful event in Lawrence for years to come.  

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