Lions kick off invitational charity golf outing

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Lions hosted their annual charity golf invitational at the Detroit Golf Club on Monday. Players, alumni and corporate partners utilized every bit of the 219 acre course to create an atmosphere of fun and philanthropy through sports.

The yearly event has raised over $6 million since its creation in 1991 and has become one of the more popular charity golf outings in Metro Detroit. The proceeds raised will go toward the various charitable organizations as part of the Lions newly formed, Living for the city initiative.

"It's a great opportunity for us to give back," said Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. "It's great having all the corporate sponsors. We're just trying to help the city."

Safety Glover Quin, who previously played for the Houston Texans, and former Lions great Jim Thrower were on hand at the event.

Former Lions running back Mel Farr said after fine tuning his swing at the invitational, he believes he's ready to face Tiger Woods.

"I'm ready for Tiger," said Farr with a big smile.  "I've been practicing day and night and after today I think I can beat him."

The golf outing provided some local media personalities like Mike Stone from 97.1 The Ticket, who was seen making his way around the holes while entertaining the Lions.

The Lions begin voluntary team OTA's tomorrow in Allen Park, Mich.





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