Shaq's annual golf tournament set for Sept. 19

Kent Lowe
Shaquille O'Neal with the LSU women's basketball coaching staff in 2013.

The date for the 2014 Shaquille O’Neal LSU Life Skills Golf Classic has been set for Friday, Sept. 19, at Carter Plantation.

The annual event will have a morning and afternoon start-time and proceeds from the event benefit the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program which along with Student Affairs, work together to meet the needs of all of our student-athletes by providing a comprehensive program that includes health and wellness, diversity, inclusion and civic engagement, career and professional development, as well as academic strategies.

The morning flight starts at 8 a.m. with the afternoon pairings beginning at 1:30 p.m. Every team will have their picture taken with Shaquille O’Neal, and each player will receive an 8X10 of the picture in the mail. Plantation breakfast will be served prior to the morning round, and Cajun lunch will be served to all players at noon. There will be appetizers served after the second round.

Awards will be given for: net score, gross score, closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one.

A foursome is $1,000 ($250 per person), which must be made prior to day of check-in. Hole sponsorships are $550, and total cost for a hole sponsorship and to register a foursome is $1,550.

For further information and a brochure on the event, which will be held the day before LSU’s home Southeastern Conference opener with Mississippi State, contact the Shaquille O’Neal Life Skills Program at the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, LSU, 100 Gym Armory, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 or call (225) 578-0385.