NFL Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown to Host Celebrity Golf Tournament

Jim Brown, one of NFL's top players of all time, will host a celebrity golf tournament to benefit his charity, The Amer-I-Can Foundation. The Jim Brown Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place October 7-9, 2011 on the grounds of the $130 million renovated La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, a four-star Texas resort located less than an hour north of downtown Houston.

The event will kick off at Chez Roux with a private cocktail and dinner reception on Friday, October 7. At the dinner reception, event managers from TMG Entertainment will announce which celebrity will join each foursome on the green that weekend. Confirmed celebrities include legends such as George Foreman and Bill Russell. Corporate teams signed up for the tournament include Sprint, ARod Mercedes and Silver Eagle Distribution.

Saturday, teams hit the links for their first day of play on the 18-hole course at La Torretta. A total of 20 celebrities and their teams will tee off to begin a scramble type tournament and let the friendly competition begin.

Later that evening, beginning at 6 p.m., a gala complete with dining and entertainment will be held in celebration of the tournament and the Amer-I-Can Foundation. The gala will take place in one of the gorgeous ballrooms in the La Torretta 73,000-square-foot conference center. Tickets are available for $150 per person.

Sunday morning starts with a breakfast buffet at Prime Restaurant for all the participants before the final day of play. Sunday afternoon will conclude with a small award ceremony recognizing the winners of the tournament.

To purchase tickets for the Jim Brown Celebrity Golf Tournament or Gala, contact Chelsa Waller at or call 936/448-3046.

The Amer-I -Can Foundation for Social Change, Inc., was founded in 1988 by Brown on the belief that self-esteem is the key to improving one's decision-making process and achieving success through self-determination.

The Amer-I-Can Life Skills Training program has been successfully implemented in prisons, jails, juvenile probation camps, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, businesses and communities. For more information visit

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is Houston's offers many activities, including sport fishing and navigating a sailboat on Lake Conroe, floating down the lazy river at the Aqua Park, or teeing off on the 18-hole golf course. For additional information, visit or call 936/448-4400.