Jerome Bettis 4th Annual Blue and Gold Classic Recap

Posted on May 29, 2024

The Jerome Bettis 4th Annual Blue and Gold Classic, held from May 20-21, 2024, in Southampton, NY, was a stellar event combining golf, celebrity appearances, and philanthropy. This year’s event was set in the picturesque and prestigious venues of Friar’s Head Golf Club and Sebonack Golf Club, bringing together celebrities, sponsors, and golf enthusiasts for two days of memorable experiences and giving back.

Day 1: Exclusive Round at Friar’s Head Golf Club

The event began with an exclusive round of golf at the renowned Friar’s Head Golf Club. Known for its stunning views and challenging course, Friar’s Head was the perfect setting for the opening day. This round was reserved for celebrities and top sponsors, setting the tone for an intimate and high-profile start to the Classic.

Celebrity Winners

The competition was fierce, but the celebrity winners were:

  • Marshall Faulk
  • Courtney Lee
  • Merril Hoge

Welcome Party at Canoe Place Inn

As the sun set, the festivities continued at the historic Canoe Place Inn, where all guests enjoyed a lavish Welcome Party. The atmosphere was electric, with gourmet food, signature cocktails, and live entertainment. The party was not just a celebration but also an opportunity for guests to network and prepare for the main event.

The Canoe Place Inn, with its rich history and charming ambiance, provided the perfect backdrop for an evening filled with laughter, anticipation, and excitement for the days ahead.

Day 2: Main Event at Sebonack Golf Club

The main event on Tuesday, May 21, took place at the exclusive Sebonack Golf Club, a course renowned for its breathtaking views and challenging layout. With over 80 golfers participating, the event was a testament to the enduring appeal of the Classic and the cause it supports.

Celebrity Participants

The star-studded lineup of celebrities included:

  • Jerome Bettis
  • Tim Brown
  • Kordell Stewart
  • Marcus Allen
  • Richard Dent
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Eddie George
  • Eric Dickerson
  • Ben Roethlisberger
  • Merril Hoge
  • Joey Porter
  • Vince Coleman
  • Victor Green
  • Metta World Peace
  • Hines Ward
  • Courtney Lee
  • Terrell Davis
  • Shane Victorino
  • Jason Williams

The Spirit of Giving

The heart of the Jerome Bettis Blue and Gold Classic lies in its mission to support the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation and Jerome’s Notre Dame Endowment. These initiatives provide resources and opportunities for underprivileged youth, helping them achieve their full potential.

The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation

Founded by Jerome Bettis in 1997, the Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for children in under-resourced communities. Through various programs, the Foundation provides educational opportunities, mentorship, and necessary tools for success. The funds raised during the Blue and Gold Classic are instrumental in sustaining and expanding these vital programs.

Jerome’s Notre Dame Endowment

In addition to his Foundation, Jerome Bettis has established an endowment at his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. This endowment supports scholarships and programs that empower students to excel academically and develop into leaders who will positively impact society.

Looking Forward

We are looking forward to planning year five in 2025! Stay tuned for details.


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