Bo Jackson Is Host For St. Jude Shootout

Auburn, Ala.--The second annual Bo Jackson St. Jude Shootout at Auburn is set for October 13-14 at the Auburn University Club.

The event begins with a dinner auction on Sunday evening (October 13) at the club, followed by a round of golf with well-known past Auburn athletes playing in each group on Monday morning, the 14th.

Bo Jackson will be the host for the event and has invited a list of celebrities and athletes. The auction will feature signed jerseys, footballs and baseballs from the host and participants as well as trips, including a few special hunting trips (some with the host himself.)

Jackson was the winner of the 51st annual Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college football Player in America in 1985. He also holds Auburn's all-time single-season rushing record with 1,859 yards in 1985, an average of 162.4 yards per game. As a senior in high school, Bo was drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 1982 draft, but turned down a multi-year contract to come to Auburn.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is the world's number one research and care facility in fighting childhood catastrophic diseases. The hospital shares its findings with the entire medical community and treats all patients at no cost to the family. For further information on St. Jude Hospital, refer to www.stjude.org.


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