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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern alum and ESPN personality Michael Wilbon is one of the scheduled celebrity golfers at this year's NGN Walker Open presented by Cadillac.
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    Northwestern alum and ESPN personality Michael Wilbon is one of the scheduled celebrity golfers at this year's NGN Walker Open presented by Cadillac.
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    June 10, 2013

    Walker Open and NGN Sponsorship OpportunitiesGet Acrobat Reader | Chicago Highlands Golf Club

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- There has never been a better time to become a member of the Northwestern Gridiron Network as the official support group of Northwestern Football prepares to host the 2013 Walker Open golf outing presented by Cadillac. The event, open only to NGN members, is set for Monday, July 29, at Chicago Highlands Golf Club in suburban Westchester.

    Each foursome at this year's Walker Open will feature a randomly assigned celebrity from a group that includes ESPN's Michael Wilbon, NBA commentator Craig Sager, WGN broadcast partners Dave Eanet and Ted Albrecht and Northwestern Football favorites Luis Castillo, Noah Herron, Trai Essex, Dan Persa, Damien Anderson, current coaches and more.

    The day begins with open practice time at 10 a.m. followed by a golf clinic with Northwestern golf coach and 2012 PGA Teach of the Year Pat Goss. After lunch, it will be time to hit the links with a shotgun tee time start and a scramble format. The round will be followed by a 6 p.m. reception and dinner with remarks by head coach Pat Fitzgerald, raffle prizes and a silent auction.

    Registration fees for the entire day's activities are set at $450 before July 8 and $500 thereafter, or $50 to join for dinner and reception only. Space is limited for participants and open to NGN members and their guests.

    The Walker Open also offers 18 opportunities for hole sponsorship, including signage on a hole at the Chicago Highlands Golf Club, inclusion in social media and email blasts promoting the event and corporate logos on select NGN signage at the event. Interested individuals should contact Suzie Burg (saburg@comcast.net) for more information on becoming a hole sponsor for the 2013 Walker Open.

    For more information on the golf outing, contact Jean Yale (j-yale@northwestern.edu) in the Northwestern Athletics Development office.

    Northwestern Football is coming off a 10-win season, capped by a victory in the 2013 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and top-20 year-end rankings in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches Polls. Season tickets are available by accessing the NUsports.com online ticket sales center or by contacting a Northwestern ticket sales representative at 888-GO-PURPLE.

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