We are thrilled to announce that 2016 marks the 14th Anniversary of our HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic! This year we are hosting our special event again at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, North Carolina from July 20th - 22nd, 2016. Your generous support provides scholarships for underprivileged kids to attend Achievements Unlimited (AU) Basketball School and supports numerous other youth-based programs throughout the Carolinas.
HoopTee Charities, Inc. is a North Carolina non-profit corporation whose mission is to support and create positive opportunities for as many of today’s youth as possible. Our mission, over the years, has known no borders as we have made this dream a reality for more than 1,000 children from the Carolinas, Washington, DC and even the Middle East. I am grateful for your contribution to our success and our commitment to the children remains steadfast.
This summer, HoopTee will again offer a fun and competitive atmosphere for returning golfers or new attendees. Our three-hole championship shootout will return this year and is sure to create high-level excitement and anticipation for the tournament’s outcome. Our HoopTee family and friends will all contribute to an outstanding two-day event that supports inspiring and productive opportunities for today’s youth in the Carolinas and beyond.
It is indeed a great pleasure to invite you to join me and many of my celebrity friends July 22nd - 24th at the 14th Annual HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic. The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge is Charlotte’s only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond honored hotel with resort-style amenities. There’s no doubt that the Golf Club at Ballantyne will provide a challenging and exciting atmosphere. Thank you for your ongoing support. I look forward to seeing you in July at our 14th Anniversary of HoopTee!
Fred A. Whitfield, Founder
“I am honored that so many sponsors have supported and participated in our HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic over the years. I am also very appreciative of the participation of our many friends and supporters from different sports organizations such as the NBA, NFL, and NASCAR, who are instrumental in making this tournament a success. Having this support allows us to continue impacting the lives of young people in a very positive way.”
Fred Whitfiled founded HoopTee Celebrity Golf Classic in 2002 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. Whitfield's portfolio includes Brand Jordan, Nike, Inc., Falk Associates Management Enterprises (F.A.M.E.), Achievements Unlimited Basketball School, HOOPTEE® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC, the Washington Wizards, and currently the Charlotte Hornets. In this role, Whitfield oversees all business operations for the Charlotte Hornets, Time Warner Cable Arena and the Hornets Youth Foundation.
A 1980 graduate of Campbell University, Whitfield was an all-conference basketball player and entered the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He earned a B.B.A. (Economics) and then completed his M.B.A. (Marketing) at Campbell in marketing while serving as Assistant Basketball Coach for the Camels.
From there, he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central School of Law where he served as Student Bar Association President.
True to his Carolina roots, the Southeast Guilford High School graduate is the Founder and Director of Achievements Unlimited Basketball School, a camp in Greensboro started in 1985 that combines teaching fundamental basketball skills, stressing the importance of academics and living a life free of substance abuse