“Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Benefits Community
The 14th Annual Jim "Mudcat" Grant All-Star Golf Tournament is being held today at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. Security Mutual Life and Grant founded the event and continue to organize it each year. Grant uses his connections from all over the country to bring in many well-known sports figures to participate.
Proceeds raised though the golf tournament will help support the Broome County Urban League, the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton, Catholic Charities of Broome County and CHOW. In addition a contribution will be made to help U.S. military veterans with a focus on homeless veterans in Broome County.
Grant is a member of the "Black Aces", African-American pitchers who have won 20 or more games in a season in Major League Baseball. Other "Black Aces" participating include former Binghamton Triplet and New York Yankee Al Downing, Hall of Fame member Ferguson Jenkins and J.R. Richard.
Security Mutual Life Chairman, President and CEO Bruce Boyea visited with Roger Neel on News Radio 1290 WNBF this morning. Joining him in the WNBF studio were, "Mudcat" Grant, Al Downing, Ferguson Jenkins and country recording star Charlie Pride who is part owner of the Texas Rangers.