Pictured from left at the 14th Annual Jim Hill Celebrity Golf Classic are Richard Roundtree, Byron Scott, Olden Polynice, Jim Hill, Frank Robinson, and Quinton Worthams at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills.
Golf legend Lee Elder, baseball great Don Buford, and many others sports and entertainment figures joined the Los Angeles Urban League and Jim Hill on Monday, Aug. 28, at the fundraiser.
The celebrities, in foursomes, took to the links not only for fun but, more important, to help raise awareness for the Urban League’s programs and community efforts.
The heavy hitters were out in force. Other notables participating in the Golf Classic included Los Angeles Times sports writers Bill Dwyer and T.J. Simers; Our Weekly Publisher Natalie Cole; former NBA player Reggie Theus and current Laker Matt Barnes; UCLA Bruin basketball standout Tyus Edney, and actress Kathleen Bradley.
A legend in his own right, KCBS/KCAL sports director and anchor Hill, who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Urban League president and CEO Blair H. Taylor welcomed the group of more than 130 golfers on the prestigious “Ike course,” and then battled the 18 holes for trophies and prizes for best plays of the day. After the day of golf, an awards banquet and silent auction were held. The evening was capped with a medley of songs by swooner Howard Hewitt.