The event will feature former Auburn football stars and current AU head basketball coach Bruce Pearl. The event is a fundraiser for the FCA’s Auburn University and East Alabama chapters.
“We are trying to pool our resources together and raise some money for FCA,” said Dickens, a former standout defensive lineman for Auburn.
“The other thing we are doing is giving the community the opportunity to get together with all of these guys who have been such a large part of our ministry,” he said. “It also gives us a chance to have a kind of mini-reunion with those guys who have been a part of FCA the last 16 years while Chette Williams has been at Auburn and since I was a player there.
Former Tigers and NFL players Carnell Williams, Ronnie Brown, Jason Campbell, Will Herring, Jerraud Powers, Carlos Rogers, Marcus McNeill, Josh Harris, Ben Obomanu, Reggie Torbor, Spencer Johnson and Patrick Lee are expected to participate in the event along with other former Tigers such as Ben Leard, Antarrious Williams, Sammie Coates, Gabe Wright and Jermaine Whitehead.
“It is a great time to come out and take some pictures, catch up and tell some old war stories and play a little golf out at the Auburn University Club,” said Dickens, who noted there are a limited number of spots available for golfers who want to participate.
The event starts with a 7 a.m. breakfast followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. “We should be done by noon and then we will have a short 30-minute program and we are going to get everybody out of there by 1 p.m,” Dickens said.
“Coach Pearl is going to come out,” Dickens said. “He has a team and he is going to be one of our celebrities. We are really excited about the event. We are going to have a really cool silent auction with some items that might not be available anywhere else.
“Chris Davis has signed some balls and helmets for us and Bo Jackson has signed some baseball bats for us and a helmet,” said Dickens, who noted that Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn has also contributed items for the auction.