Eyewitness News Everywhere anchor Cameron Harper believes in helping people, and he also loves a good time. That's why he organized the Eyewitness News Celebrity Putt Putt Tournament, now in its fourth year, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Last year, the tournament raised $40,000 from participants, sponsors, and Harper's tireless promotion of the family-friendly event.
Flyer: Rumor has it that you hate to golf.
Harper: Not true. Golf hates me. A few years go, I took lessons in Arizona at one of the finest golf schools in the world. I got expelled, I was so bad. My swing was a threat to public safety.
Who are the local celebrities participating in the tournament?
Let's see, almost all of our crew at Eyewitness News Everywhere. The Griz will be there, and he's bringing along a couple of the very talented Grizzlies dancers. Not to be outdone, Rocky the Redbird is bringing a couple of Redbirds players. Corey B. Trotz will be there to handle any legal issues that may arise from my swing. And, of course, Ronald McDonald. I really wanted more celebrities, but I ran out of bribe money.
Has anyone ever won the hole-in-one Lexus?
Not yet, but last year a player did come within a few feet of the hole. Actually, the shot is a very workable distance.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about the tournament?
The tournament is just a lot of fun, none of this serious golf stuff and no whining. Players get a goodie bag filled with, well, goodies, some of it actually valuable, and they get a free lunch. Oh, and one other important point: Every dollar we raise goes to the Ronald McDonald House.
4th Annual Eyewitness News Everywhere Celebrity Putt-Putt Tournament, Saturday, June 28th, Golf and Games Family Park, 9 a.m. registration. Rain date is Sunday, June 29th. Go to myeyewitnessnews.com for information.