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    Celebrities Tee Off at Morehouse School of Medicine

    Annual Charity Event to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

    For Immediate Release
    Media Contact: Cherie Richardson / 404-752-1917 / crichardson@msm.edu

    2010 Golf Tournament

    The nation has a critical need for primary care physicians. However, as the average compensation for primary care physicians is typically lower than that of specialists, primary care physicians experience more difficulty repaying their medical education loans.

    Celebrities will swing into action for competitive play and camaraderie - all to help raise funds for student scholarships at the Hank & Billye Aaron 9th Annual Charity Event hosted by the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) National Alumni Association.

    The golf and tennis tournaments, clinics and pairing party will be held April 30-May 3, 2010.

    Co-chairs of the event will be professional baseball legend Hank Aaron and his wife, Billye Aaron. Tournament leaders will be international tennis champion Leslie Allen, Georgia physician Dr. Edward K. Bass III, Pennsylvania surgeon Dr. Hank C. Hill, Georgia pediatrician and former president of the MSM Alumni Association Dr. W. Steen James, former Atlanta Braves legend, Falcons great and MSM trustee Brian Jordan, veteran race car driver Bill Lester and celebrity chef Marvin Woods.

    The May 2, 2010 Pairing Party will provide an opportunity to visit with colleagues, teammates, meet with pros, special guests, and MSM alumni. Celebrity chef Marvin Woods will demonstrate healthy cooking and eating tips and "The Grape" will host a spirits tasting during the event. Tours of model homes within Stonehaven at Sugarloaf Showcase Homes will be featured.

    Events sponsors for 2010 include MAG Mutual, Delta Air Lines, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, The Grape, Tiffany & Co., the United States Tennis Association and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods.

    In 1975, the Atlanta medical school was founded to serve those most in need and to increase the number of minority physicians. Now MSM is training the next generation of physicians, biomedical scientists and health care leaders committed to the elimination of inequalities in health and changing the landscape of health care.

    Proceeds from the golf and tennis tournaments support the Morehouse School of Medicine National Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the pairing party support the annual Founder's Fund for need-based scholarships, the library and classroom and technology enhancements.

    The Hank & Billye Aaron 9th Annual Charity Event, Morehouse School of Medicine National Alumni Association Golf and Tennis Tournaments and Clinics and Pairing Party
    April 30 - May 3, 2010

    April 30 - May 2, 2010: Tennis Tournament Tournament
    Play: April 30, 6pm / May 1, 8am / May 2, 9am
    Tournament Director: Coan Tennis Association
    Venue: Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center, 2706 Bouldercrest Road Atlanta, GA 30316
    Fee: $30 per player/per event

    May 2, 2010: Pairing Party
    Time: 4pm - 7pm
    Place: Stonehaven at Sugarloaf, A John Wieland Neighborhood Host: John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods
    Venue: Stonehaven at Sugarloaf Showcase Home, 2310 Gracehaven Way Duluth, GA 30043
    Fee: $25/person

    May 3, 2010: 18 Hole Health Awareness Golf Tournament "Meet our MSM Faculty and Win Health Tips"
    Theme: 18 Hole Health Awareness Golf Tournament "Meet our MSM Faculty and Win Health Tips"
    Host: Bear's Best - Atlanta
    Time: 7:30a.m. Registration / 9:00a.m. Cart Assignment / 9:30a.m. Shotgun Start
    Venue: Bear's Best - Atlanta 5342 Aldeburgh Drive Suwanee, GA 30024
    Fee: Hole Sponsor $1,000 Foursome $500 Individual $150

    May 3, 2010: Golf and Tennis Clinics
    Venue: Bear's Best - Atlanta 5342 Aldeburgh Drive Suwanee, GA 30024
    Time: Registration: 7:30am - 9:30am / Clinics: 10am -12pm
    Fee: $30 per person

    For more information or to register, contact Carrie Dumas, 404.752.1733 or cdumas@msm.edu. You also may register online at www.msm.edu/events.htm


    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, recruits and trains minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of communities. MSM is a member of the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the world - the Atlanta University Center (AUC). For more information about Morehouse School of Medicine, visit us online at www.msm.edu