Hang out with Shane Battier in Lake Tahoe

June 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes

Detroit Country Day great and current Miami Heat player Shane Battier has teamed up with Charity Buzz (hat tip, SLAM), an online auction service that helps celebrities, athletes and brands raise money for non-profit organizations. Check out what Battier is offering to help raise money for his Take Charge Foundation:

You and a guest will have an opportunity to spend the day with Shane Battier on Friday, July 20 at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, including watching his round of golf, having a photo taken with him on the patio of the golf resort, seats at Shane’s post-round press conference in the media center, and general “hang” time with him at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The 23rd Annual American Century Championship, a made-for-TV event owned and broadcast by NBC Sports, is the premier celebrity golf tournament. The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format that features some of sports’ and entertainment’s greatest names.

Terms: Includes two (2) tickets to each round of the American Century Golf Championship July 20-22, 2012, photo with Shane Battier on the golf resort patio (Friday 7/20/12), seats at Shane’s post-round press conference in the media center (Friday 7/20/12), meeting with Shane at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe resort after his round of golf (Friday 7/20/12), two (2) tickets to the private tournament party and concert featuring Maroon 5 (Saturday 7/21/12). Travel and accommodations are not included. Cannot be transferred. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.

Bidding is open through June 13. I watched Battier golf in the Buick Open Pro-Am a few years ago. He looks like a real golfer, right down to the wardrobe. Not many people can pull off teal pants.

And, on a semi-Battier related note, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo recently used Battier as a comparison for NBA-bound Draymond Green:

If Miami Heat forwards Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem had a 22-year-old child, it might look like former Michigan State star Draymond Green.

“I tried to give (a description of Green) to the Heat yesterday that he’s between a Battier and a Haslem,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said after Tuesday’s Detroit Economic Club program.