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Susan Schmaeling
Susan Schmaeling Public Relations
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FORE! Larry Dierker and other celebs gather for the 7th annual Reader Cup golf event to benefit Literacy Advance of Houston

Houston, Texas (January 25, 2013) Larry Dierker, former Houston Astros pitcher, manager and broadcaster, hosts the 7th annual Reader Cup – Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Tournament with Literacy Advance of Houston

Teams are practicing their putts for the shamble-style golf tournament on Monday, February 25 at BlackHorse Golf Club in Cypress.

Celebrities from the sports, media and entertainment worlds including Kevin Bass, Bill Brown, Bill Dawley, Jim Deshaies, Larry Dierker, Maggie Flecknoe, Bubba Gilliam, Jim Gilligan, Bill Greif, Kenny Hand, Chita Johnson, Charles Justiz, Dan Pastorini, Doug Pike, Shane Reynolds and Dayna Steele, will be paired with each team of four.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support Literacy Advance’s free Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language literacy programs and services.

Dierker has served as a trained volunteer tutor for Literacy Advance for more than 6 years and has donated more than 1,000 volunteer hours to the non-profit organization.

After a hearty hot breakfast, teams will hit the links at 9:30 a.m. The Halfway House will be a welcome stop along the course, hosted by Pinnacle Financial Strategies with swag, bites and beverages provided by brands such as Deep Eddy Vodka, Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 and ZiegenBock.

Sean Pendergast of Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 will emcee post-play awards at the Clubhouse while players and celebs feast on a delicious lunch hosted by Outback Steakhouse – Copperfield.

Guests will competitively bid on special live auction items such as a chartered fishing trip with lodging for 6; Elaine Turner accessories; Houstonian Hotel & Spa weekend; NFL, NBA and MLB deluxe sporting packages and more.

Sponsors and major partners to date include: presenting sponsor White Oak Gives Back; Black Elk Energy; ZiegenBock; Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560; Pinnacle Financial Strategies; Kimberly and Duane Radtke; Deep Eddy Vodka; Outback Steakhouse – Copperfield; Pepsi and Silver Eagle.

Available sponsorship, team and single player options are still available, ranging from $500 - $10,000. For more information on the event or a downloadable sponsorship/registration form, please visit the Reader Cup info page or call (713) 266-8777.


About Literacy Advance of Houston  

Since 1964, Literacy Advance, whose mission is to transform lives and communities through the doorway of literacy, has provided hope and support for adults with low and limited literacy through free Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language literacy programs and services in the Greater Houston area.  With 100% of classes delivered by trained volunteer tutors, Literacy Advance meets learners at their literacy level and creates opportunities to help them attain their personal learning goals.

YOU can be a part of the solution by becoming a volunteer or donor. Literacy Advance is a United Way agency, a member of the Houston Center for Literacy and the Better Business Bureau, and an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy.

Please explore this website, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get involved.


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