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Classic BMW Dallas Stars Golf Classic Raises Over $100,000

Tuesday, 10.28.2008 / 12:04 PM / Community
By Dallas Stars Staff

The 2008 Classic BMW Dallas Stars Golf Classic was held on Monday at the prestigious Craig Ranch Golf Course in McKinney. Reviews were positive from all who participated, including most of the Dallas Stars players, coaching staff and front office, golfing to help raise money for the Dallas Stars Foundation.

All told, the Foundation raised over $100,000 to help the organization continue to have a positive impact on the North Texas community. The Dallas Stars Foundation annually gives grants to worthy children’s charities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, giving over $2.5 million since 1998.

“This is one of the Dallas Stars Foundation’s biggest fund-raising events of the year and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how this year’s tournament turned out,” said Carla Rosenberg, executive director of the Dallas Stars Foundation. “We couldn’t do it without the help of some great sponsors like Classic BMW and Craig Ranch. And of course our players and coaches were fabulous in taking time to come support our cause. We really appreciate everyone involved.”

The tournament kicked off with a fabulous party at Classic BMW in Plano on Sunday evening, with over 500 people in attendance for a fun evening of food, drink and music.

Monday’s tournament featured Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket’s Dunham & Miller Show broadcasting live on-site as the players enjoyed a hot breakfast before teeing off at 9 AM. A cold and windy day did not deter golfers from coming out and playing in the tournament.

Team captain Brenden Morrow welcomed the sponsors, thanking them for their support of the Stars Foundation. The tournament also featured a cigar roller, which was a big hit. The Stars Ice Girls were out on the course taking photos with all of the four-somes, while supportive spouses Mandy Modano and Darcy Hull drove around greeting guests and selling mulligans.

“We’re having a great time,” Mandy said. “All of the golfers are so nice and it is fun to be out here helping a good cause with the Stars Foundation. I know Mike likes to play in this tournament and we both enjoy being involved.”

There were two hole-in-one opportunities to win a BMW, as well as a hole-in-one contest to win a flat screen TV from Starpower. While no one found the hole from the tee box, Head Coach Dave Tippett came the closest, dropping a shot about five feet from the pin on the par-three 15th hole. Modano landed his shot about nine feet from the 15th hole.

The tournament concluded with a fabulous lunch in the clubhouse. Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh emceed, with remarks from Stars President Jeff Cogen and Classic BMW owner Eric Maas thanking the players for participating. Golf analyst and former pro David Feherty was the featured speaker and did not disappoint with his unique way of telling stories.

“Overall, it was just a great event,” said Rosenberg. “We’d like to thank Diageo, Ben E Keith, Advantage Golf, American Airlines and Starpower for their involvement.”

“The Craig Ranch staff was fabulous and very friendly. They have a big weekend next week as the Nationwide Tour comes through. The golf course is great and we are very thankful to have had the opportunity to hold our tournament here at Craig Ranch.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 4 3 1 1 4
S. Horcoff 4 0 4 4 4
C. Sceviour 4 1 2 3 3
C. Eakin 4 1 2 0 3
A. Roussel 4 0 3 2 3
R. Garbutt 4 2 0 2 2
V. Fiddler 4 1 1 0 2
A. Goligoski 4 1 1 4 2
A. Chiasson 4 1 1 -4 2
T. Seguin 4 1 1 3 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 2 2 0 .921 2.28
 
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