Enduring New Orleans Golf Tournament Raises $85,000

June 21, 2007

Bobby Herbert Golf Classic
Event Chair Bobby Hebert (center) greets one of the foursomes before the golf tournament begins.
With its distinct wrought iron balconies, jazz and blues clubs, and vibrant street festivals, New Orleans is known as a city steeped in culture, tradition and community pride. Among its most enduring events is the Louisiana Chapter – New Orleans Office’s AT&T Bobby Hebert Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic—the oldest charity golf tournament in the city.

On June 8, an 8 a.m. shotgun start marked the beginning of tournament’s 36th year. More than 130 golfers teed off at Stonebridge Golf Club for the morning round, enjoying food from Outback Steak House and drinks from Republic National Beverages at stations scattered at holes throughout the course. In the afternoon, a second round of golfers took to the course to enjoy the challenging holes and compete for the lowest score.

Led by former NFL player and event chair Bobby Hebert, the CF Golf Classic is on track to exceed the money raised at the fund-raiser before Hurricane Katrina. Nearly two years ago, the hurricane destroyed the event’s former golf course and pushed out some of New Orleans’ prominent businesses—many of whom had previously served as tournament sponsors.

Corporate sponsors who generously donated to the CF Golf Classic this year are title sponsor AT&T, Hilman House, KMJ Services, Crescent Bank and Trust, and Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which hosted the reception and auction the night before the golf tournament.

At the Hilton, golf enthusiasts had the opportunity to bid on a VIP package to the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Okla., in August. Guests also bid on a Rolex watch donated by Coleman E. Adler and Sons and a vacation to Miami, complete with accommodations at the exclusive Conrad Hotel. With the generosity of its guests, the AT&T Bobby Hebert Cystic Fibrosis Golf Classic raised $85,000 for CF research.