RICK REILLY

American Sportswriter, long known for being the "back page" columnist for Sports Illustrated.  Reilly moved to ESPN in 2008 where he was a featured columnist for ESPN.com.

 
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CHAD LEWIS

"Of the many teams & roles I've had in my life -- whether that's playing tight end for BYU or in the NFL -- the most important role to me is that of a husband and father.  I love what this tournament represents, and am on-board to do all in my power to keep our kids safe!"

 
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ELIZABETH SMART

"I am very excited to hear about this golf tournament being held this summer to raise awareness to prevent child abuse.  As I am not much of a golfer myself, I won't be playing in the event, but appreciate all of the effort going to raise awareness for such a worthy cause.  Child abuse does not go away by ignoring survivors, but by believing them, supporting them and having the courage to do all that we can to keep them safe from shame, blame and isolation.  All of us can do more to increase our compassion, empathy and courage to do the right thing.  Best of luck at the event!"

 
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DAVID NIXON

"This is such an awesome event and I'm excited to play in it with my son!"

David was Captain of BYU's Football team in 2008 & also played football professionally in the NFL for 4 years 

 

BRITAIN COVEY

University of Utah Football Player.  All-American Punt Returner and First Team All-Pac 12 Honors.  All-time school record in career punt return yards (1,092).  Britain recently declared for the upcoming NFL Draft.

 
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AVREMI ZIPPEL

aka "Utah Rabbi"

"This is a tremendous event, while serving an even bigger purpose then a fun day of golf.  This event lends support & awareness to the many survivors in our community who need our love, respect and commitment to do all that we can do to stop the awful effects of abuse."

 
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TIM WELCH

"I can't imagine a more important and urgent issue facing all of us than protecting innocent children.  I am excited about the "Father's Day Classic: Stand up to Child Abuse" because it combines a wonderful golf venue with something we can all be proud to support.  I believe that this event will grow into one of the most distinguished and popular charitable events in the State of Utah."

 
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CHRIS YADON

Executive Director, Saprea

"This event will be wonderful as it shines a light on a critical topic for our community.  What better way to shine that light than to raise awareness and bring to the issue of sexual abuse.  As the executive director of Saprea and as a father myself, I cannot think of a better reason to gather on Father's Day Weekend."

 

ABC4 UTAH

We appreciate our friends at ABC4 Utah allowing out Tournament Director Adam Welch and PCAU Managing Director Laurieanne Thorpe discuss the importance of our event!