John Anderson to Raise Money for Joplin

5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago July 05, 2011 Jul 5, 2011 Tuesday, July 05 2011 Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:07:00 AM CDT in Sports
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A celebrity golf tournament hosted by ESPN broadcaster and University of Missouri graduate John Anderson will raise money for teachers and students at Joplin schools.

The tournament is scheduled July 10 and 11 in Columbia, with proceeds to help buy school supplies and repair damaged classrooms in Joplin. A tornado that killed more than 150 people in the city May 22 also destroyed three school buildings -- including the high school -- and left seven others badly damaged.

An Anderson charitable foundation has pledged $10,000 toward the school system's drive to buy supplies.

Several of Anderson's ESPN colleagues will join former Missouri standouts in the golf tournament, including basketball All-American Jon Sundvold and former NFL receiver Mel Gray.


Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 58°
10am 62°
11am 67°
12pm 69°
1pm 72°