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From left, former Washington Redskins football players Ken Huff, Joe Jacoby and Mark May took part in American Valve’s golf event that raises money for Shriners Hospitals for Children.Photo courtesy of American Valve.


American Valve held its 11th annual American Valve/Shriners Celebrity Golf Classic in July at Northshore Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. The tournament featured 40 NFL legends, including Hall-of-Famers Jack Youngblood, Dermontti Dawson and Bobby Bell. Sportscasters Mark May (a former Washington Redskins player) and Brad Nessler also were in attendance.

 The event raised more than $1 million for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 nonprofit hospitals in North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal-cord injuries, cleft lip and palate issues are eligible for care and receive services in a family friendly environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.