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Stars lined up for The Showcase at Coeur d’Alene Resort

Former Sonics basketball great Detlef Schrempf, center, walks with pro golfer Andres Gonzales during the Showcase Golf event to benefit Community Cancer Fund, at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course in  2015. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Former Sonics basketball great Detlef Schrempf, center, walks with pro golfer Andres Gonzales during the Showcase Golf event to benefit Community Cancer Fund, at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course in 2015. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The third edition of The Showcase, which raises money for the fight against cancer in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region, returns to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course on July 29-30.

Former pro athletes expected to participate include Mark Rypien, Shadle Park High and Washington State quarterback who was MVP of Super Bowl XXVI; Craig Ehlo, WSU grad and 14-year NBA veteran; Bruce Bowen, part of three NBA championships with San Antonio; Fred McGriff, a five-time MLB All Star; Ryan Longwell, longtime NFL kicker; Shane Victorino, two-time All Star who played on two World Series champions; and Neil Lomax, two-time Pro Bowl quarterback with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals.

Gonzaga will be represented by Robert Sacre, who has played four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers; Adam Morrison, Mead High product and 2006 co-college player of the year who played four NBA seasons; and head coach Mark Few. Eastern Washington football coach Beau Baldwin and ESPN’s Neil Everett will be on hand, and the list of athletes and celebrities is expected to grow.

The Showcase Celeb-Am will be Friday, July 29, with corporate partners paired with celebrities, followed by the 19th hole party. The Showcase, presented by GoPro, on Saturday, July 30, features a clinic, a 9-hole celebrity golf exhibition and the VIP Summer Bash on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The Showcase has raised $2.3 million for the Community Cancer Fund. Information: showcasegolf.com.


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