The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 10, 2013

Frank White, Will Shields set to play in Bright Futures Kimble Anders Classic

More than a dozen former Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs will be featured at the annual Bright Futures Kimble Anders Celebrity Golf Classic on May 10 in Joplin.

The tournament will be at Eagle Creek Golf Club and will be led by Kimble Anders, who was a fullback for the Chiefs from 1991-2000 and was named to three Pro Bowls.

Featured celebrities include Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame second baseman Frank White and Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame offensive lineman Will Shields.

White played for the Royals from 1973-1990, earning eight Gold Gloves and five All-Star Game appearances. He helped Kansas City win the World Series in 1985.

Shields played for the Chiefs from 1993-2006, earning 12 Pro Bowl appearances and All-Pro honors 12 times.

Other former Royals scheduled to attend the classic include pitchers Tom Burgmeier and Shawn Sedlacek and outfielder Brian McRae.

Other former Chiefs include kick returner Dante Hall, defensive linemen Dan Saleaumua and Art Still, wide receiver Chris Penn, offensive lineman Ricky Siglar, linebacker Anthony Davis and defensive backs Reshard Langford and Donald Washington.

Allen Williams, who played running back for the Detroit Lions, also will be in attendance.

Morning registration will be at 8 on May 10. Golf will begin with a shotgun start at 9. Afternoon registration starts at 1, and a shotgun start is at 2.

The 18-hole tournament features an auction for a sports celebrity teammate and a team photo with a sports celebrity. Proceeds benefit Bright Futures Joplin.

The cost is $125 per player or $500 per team for the four-person scramble, and it includes lunch. Those interested can register at, or by calling 417-625-5200, ext. 2229.

Tournament participants also can attend a reception and meet the sports celebrities from 8 to 10 p.m. on May 9 at Downstream Casino Pavilion.

Bright Futures Joplin works within the Joplin R-8 School District to connect student needs with existing community resources. The Bright Futures model brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations and parent groups then partners them with schools in a way intended to help them quickly meet the basic needs of students.

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