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Tim Tebow, 24-year-old New York Jets quarterback, will host the second annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic this Saturday with the guest list featuring names from the sports and music industries.
The Tim Tebow foundation expressed excitement for the opportunity to host the event in support of a charitable cause.
"We're excited to host the 2nd Annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic to raise funds which will support our mission to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need," a statement from the foundation reads. "This year's tournament promises to deliver a first-class fan experience as Tim Tebow and his celebrity friends take on the world-famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra, Fla."
Tebow will be joined by musicians Fred Durst, Rascal Flatts and Jordin Sparks; sports correspondents Scott Van Pelt and Scott Hanson; retired MLB outfielder Gary Sheffield; former NFL player Danny Wuerffel; University of Florida football coach Will Muschamp; Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey; Dolphins Center Mike Pouncey; Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman, Seattle Seahawks RB Leon Washington, former NFL player Danny Wuerffel, professional skiier Lindsey Vonn and Masters Champion Bubba Watson.
Although Tebow seemed excited about the opportunity to host the event, he took to Twitter to speak about facing Masters winner Watson, a fellow Christian, on the green.
"Bubba Watson I'm so proud of you brother," Tebow tweeted after the golfer received a green jacket for his Masters win. "Can't wait to celebrate with you at my tourney!"
The quarterback also sparked some competition between Sparks and Watson.
"@JordinSparks can't wait," Tebow tweeted the singer. "We're definitely gonna have to watch out for @BubbaWatson haha!"
The golf tournament will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012. Groups of four will be paired with celebrities for 18 holes and participate in athletic competitions. Tickets for the event at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course are $25 for adults and $15 for those 18 and under, with a $5 parking fee.