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CdA golf event attracts sports celebs

Mark Nelke, of the Coeur d'Alene Press, provides a list of sports celebrities descending on Coeur d'Alene this weekend for the third annual Showcase event:

The wacky PGA Tour schedule this year means no pros are part of the event, but organizers are thrilled with the celebrity-filled field they’ve assembled for the third annual Showcase. The Showcase, a cancer awareness golf fundraiser for the Community Cancer Fund, is scheduled for today and Saturday at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. Today’s activities consist of a corporate celeb-am at noon, with corporate donors being paired in foursomes with celebrities. On Saturday is the Showcase Celebrity Exhibition, a 9-hole event starting at noon. The final lineup of celebs hasn’t been set, but as of earlier this week, the following retired sports greats were expected to play:

Wayne Gretzky, Brenden Morrow, Brett Hull, Doug Weight, Guy Carbonneau, Ray Whitney, Kelly Chase and Sheldon Souray (hockey); Mark Rypien, Neil Lomax and Ryan Longwell (football); Fred McGriff, Jim Edmonds and Shane Victorino (baseball); and Bruce Bowen (basketball). More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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