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COMMUNITY 9:30pm 4-22-08: '66 Byrd Grad Bob Peck Donates One-of-a-Kind Bronze Scuplture
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 7:30pm

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town)  BREAKING: COMMUNITY NEWS  9:30pm  4-22-08  The seventh annual CHRISTUS Schumpert Children’s Classic Gala Banquet & Auction will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome. 

The gala banquet and auction is one of the key fundraising events for the Hal Sutton Foundation with all proceeds going to support CHRISTUS Schumpert Sutton Children’s Medical Center. Several one-of-a-kind items will be available at this year’s live auction:

Francis Ouimet/Eddie Lowery Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture by Bob Pack – Highly-acclaimed Texas-based sculptor and 1966 Byrd High School graduate, Bob Pack, has captured one of the greatest moments in golf. Priceless. 

Reflecting the image made famous by the movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played, this sculpture depicts 20-year old golfer Francis Ouimet with his 10-year old caddy Eddie Lowery walking the fairway as they make history in 1913 by winning the U.S. Open Championship. 

Mr. Pack first received prominence and international acclaim with his sculpture series “Legends of Golf” which depicts the sport’s finest players.  His bronzes are in the permanent collections of seven museums, he currently has over 5,000 collectors in forty states, and, in a privately requested audience, he personally presented a bronze to Pope John Paul II.

Other One-of-a-Kind Items to be Auctioned:

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry:
One 14kt white gold bracelet containing 150 round, full-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 total weight, set in a triple row interlocking pattern.  Retail value $7,500

Sid Potts, Inc. – Private Jeweler: 
Judith Ripka 18kt yellow gold medium Berge cuff with 36 brilliant diamonds weighing 1.28 total weight.  One 18kt gold filigreen cross, set with brilliant cut diamonds weighing .64 total weight. 
Combined retail value $13,325

Atlantis Beach Condo:
The Kenyan Companies in Springhill have donated a one-week stay at their fabulous Atlantis Beach Condo in Perdido Key, Florida.
M.L. Leddy’s in Fort Worth, Texas - a legend in the handmade boot and saddle industry.  They have donated one pair of custom-fitted, hand-made alligator boots.

PGA Championship Tickets:
4 week-long passes to the 2008 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Detroit, Michigan, in August

Ryder Cup Tickets:
4 event passes to the 2008 Ryder Cup competition this September at Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tickets for the CHRISTUS Schumpert Children’s Classic Gala Banquet & Auction are still available at $150 per person.  The ticket includes the Gala Banquet & Auction, where you will be able to meet Hal Sutton, David Toms, and other PGA Professionals, and a golf course pass for the Children’s Classic PGA Pro-Am at Southern Trace on Monday, April 28. 

For ticket information, call the Hal Sutton Foundation at 318-213-PUTT.

Created in the fall of 2001 by 14-Time PGA Champion, Hal Sutton, the Hal Sutton Foundation’s mission is to create an organization that transcends all racial, economical and political backgrounds in order to focus on the healthcare of children within our community while improving the quality of life within our community.  

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