Marques Harris Celebrity Golf Scramble prize is trip to Super Bowl in Indianapolis

The Marques Harris Celebrity Golf Scramble has upped the ante.

The July 8 golf tournament at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa has a grand prize of four tickets to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012, Harris said Thursday.

This is the first golf tournament hosted by the former Grand Junction High School athlete, who spent time in his five-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.

The scramble costs $150 per person and includes green fees, range balls, cart, food, drinks and prizes. There is a silent auction that includes autographed apparel and Callaway golf clubs.

Harris has commitments from former San Diego teammates Quentin Jammer and Jacques Cesaire, along with former area prep standouts Andrew Walter and Riar Geer to play in the scramble.

Harris said he didn’t want to include the Super Bowl tickets in the auction so everyone would have an opportunity to win the tickets.

“It’s another reason to come out and if they are going to spend the money, they have an opportunity to win,” Harris said Thursday. “Not everyone might have $3,000 for Super Bowl tickets, so this is a way for them to get that opportunity.”

The golf tournament will benefit the four District 51 schools through the Harris’ Kids Foundation to help cover the costs of sports equipment and uniforms for student-athletes who might not have a chance to play otherwise.

The scramble starts at 1 p.m. on July 8; players can register at http://www.marquesharris.com.

Harris will host a skills camp for football players on July 9 and a 7-on-7 camp July 10 at Mesa State College. Information and camp schedules are available at http://www.marquesharris.com.


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