FRISCO -- "Why in the world would someone who lives in Fort Worth drive all the way up to Frisco just to play golf on a Monday?"
That was a question I received several times in the days leading up to the 14th Annual Cool River Golf Classic at Stonebriar Country Club. My response to my friends who were trapped in their offices beginning a work week was a simple, "why not?"
The event featured lunch and dinner catered by CRO (including Cool River Cafe, Silver Fox, III Forks and Cantina Laredo) centered around a 1 p.m. shotgun start golf tournament. This was the seventh year that former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman has partnered with the great Pat Obenshain (proprietor of Cool River in Las Colinas) to host this big day benefiting the Terence Newman Rising Stars Foundation.
Newman formed the foundation in 2007 to "benefit and support the most promising student athletes in the Dallas Independent School District." If the program’s participants maintain its standards of character and grade point average throughout their high school years, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive back will reward each of them with a minimum of a $5,000 college scholarship upon their graduation.
Local luminaries out on the golf course to support T New included former Mavs swingman Michael Finley, former Dallas Stars defenseman and current Allen Americans minority owner Richard Matvichuk and NBA entertainment personality Ro Parrish. Following the tournament's conclusion, the golfers enjoyed steak/chicken fajitas during an after-party that featured an auction, an awards presentation and a speech by Newman where he spoke about his reasons for the foundation and his legacy.
In case you are wondering, Newman and his new team, the Cincinnati Bengals, play host to the Cowboys on December 9th. For further information on the Terence Newman Rising Stars Foundation, visit here.
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