Shaquille O'Neal Golf Classic set for Sept. 2

The third annual Shaquille O'Neal Life Skills Golf Classic is set for Friday, Sept. 2 at Carter Plantation, former LSU golfer and PGA Champion David Toms' first signature golf course, located in Springfield.

The tournament, presented by Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, benefits the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, which helps LSU student-athletes prepare for life after college through a variety of events, educational workshops, career seminars and community service projects.

There will be two rounds, at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with both rounds of play concluding with a jambalaya meal and awards ceremony. The event is set for the eve of LSU's football season opener in Baton Rouge against North Texas on Sept. 3.

A foursome for the event, which includes the golf, meal and photo opportunities with O'Neal, is $550 with opportunities also available for hole and awards sponsorships.

For entry blanks and more information, contact the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills Program at (225) 578-7402.

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