Mike Golic, former NFL star, Notre Dame wrestler and football player, and co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show, will be the featured guest at the 2014 Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament this summer, event sponsor National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum announced Tuesday.
The golf tournament will be held Friday, June 6 at Centennial Oaks Country Club in Waverly, Iowa. Now in its fifteenth year, the event is a fundraiser for the Dan Gable Museum located in Gable’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa.
Golic may be best known as co-host (along with Mike Greenberg) of the “Mike and Mike” show on ESPN Radio, and also has served as an analyst for ESPN Networks’ NFL and college football coverage.
Golic wrestled heavyweight for the now-defunct wrestling program at the University of Notre Dame in the 1980s; he also captained the Fighting Irish football team his senior year in 1985. A native of suburban Cleveland, Golic went on to play defensive lineman in the NFL for eight seasons for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins.
“Having Mike Golic involved with the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament takes us to the next level,” said wrestling and coaching legend Dan Gable. “I appreciate his passion for the sport of wrestling and for his commitment to excellence. I’m excited to have Mike in Waterloo and Waverly this summer.”
“My love for wrestling has always equaled my love for football,” said Golic. “So to be associated with anything Dan Gable related is an honor.”
In past years, the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament has attracted a number of former sports stars, including amateur wrestling greats.
Four-person teams will be paired with a celebrity in this 18-hole, best ball tournament. Cost is $150 per person (you may register as a team or as an individual). Cost includes dinner, green fees, and cart. Dinner and live auction will follow the golf tournament with Dan Gable as the guest speaker.
About the photo: Mike Golic, shown here as a Notre Dame heavyweight, riding an unidentified opponent (image from the 1985 Dome yearbook); Golic’s portrait from ESPN.
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