If you know me at all you know I don’t follow sports the way others do. I would much rather watch an interesting Nova special or Cosmos episode than a sporting event. I enjoy watching a game at the stadium with family or friends, but I don’t know anything about the players, stats, or interesting things about the teams. So spending a day photographing celebrities doesn’t fascinate me the way it would a fan or star-struck person.
That said, I was honored to be asked to photograph the Boys and Girls club celebrity golf tournament put on by Keena Turner. Watching celebrities take time out their lives to donate to such a worthy cause was very inspiring to watch and participate in. The day started with a fun putting tournament and a large group picture.
The weather for the golf game was extremely windy—difficult conditions for golf (as I understand). The game was oversold and they ended up playing 20 holes on a very packed course. The game started at 11:00 in the morning and didn’t stop until 6:00 that night—almost double what a normal round of golf would take. I didn’t hear any complaints, however. Everyone was happy to be helping out such a great cause. Keena was very appreciative to everyone for contributing.
After the game many of the people stayed for drinks, dinner, and an auction. We were able to listen to some of the children from the club and the impact the club had made in their lives. The stories of support and caring were very moving.
It was a pretty fantastic day! I am so glad I was able to participate and donate to such a worthy cause (and maybe I am a little more star-struck than I care to admit)!
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