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Biletnikoff golf classic coming to Lincoln

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The Fifth Annual Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Classic/Oakland Raiders Tournament, presented by the Biletnikoff Foundation, will be held on Monday, June 1, at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. The Biletnikoff Foundation has offices in Dublin and Granite Bay, California. Fred and Angela Biletnikoff are residents of Roseville, California. The tournament will celebrate 50 years of the Oakland Raiders and is now the official tournament of the Raiders organization The event includes Biletnikoff Angels, Raiderettes, celebrities from across the nation along with continental breakfast, amazing tee prizes, a drawing for an original painting by Armando Delgado commemorating 50 years of Raiders history, $100,000 shoot out, cars, a shotgun start, a $5,000 putting contest, a $12,000 hole-in-one contest, competitions on the course, food and cocktails on the course, a 19th hole reception, a dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Golf Classic tickets are $500 and up. Armando Delgado will sign lithographs of the original painting for each player on the course. Raiders coaches playing in the tournament include Tom Cable, Rich Scangarelo, Aaron Pelch, John Fassel, Ted Tollner, Willie Brown, Lionel Washington, John Marshall, Mike Haluchak and Sanjay Lal. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. spectators can watch the tournament from the gallery and receive a commemorative t-shirt and transportation to and from the tournament. The Biletnikoff Foundation supports many causes throughout the East Bay and Sacramento area including cancer research, youth sports programs and Tracey's Place of Hope, a residential treatment center for adolescent girls that provides several therapeutic activities. Tracey’s Place of Hope in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a residential treatment center dedicated to helping teens recover from drugs, alcohol abuse and violence. A second facility is in the planning stages in the Placer County area. Confirmed tournament guests include Raider Legends Fred Biletnikoff, Daryle Lamonica, Greg Townsend, Willie Gault, Cliff Branch, Bo Jackson, Mervyn Fernandez, Carl Weathers, Robert Jenkins, Tim Brown, Ted Kwalick, Mark Davis, Josh Taves, Rod Martin, Steve Wisniewski, Phil Villapiano, Lincoln Kennedy, Charlie Smith, Otis Sistrunk , Raymond Chester, Clem Daniels, Greg Beikert, Adam Treu along with Tom Cable, Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders; JT the Brick, Sports Talk Show Host; Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys; Rick Upchurch, Denver Broncos; Bobby Bell, Kansas City Chiefs; Macarthur Lane, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Wright, San Francisco 49ers; David Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers; Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors; Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, three-time World Champion Boxer; Loreto Garza, three-time World Champion Boxer; and Mike Lamb, Sports Talk Show Host. The mission of the foundation is to commemorate Tracey Biletnikoff who was brutally murdered in 1999 at a very young age. Tracey, after recovering from drug and alcohol abuse through programs like those supported by the Biletnikoff Foundation, dedicated her life to helping “at risk” youth avoid or recover from similar experiences. The foundation supports Tracey’s Place of Hope in the San Francisco Bay Area, a house for adolescent girls ages 14 -17 ½ that opened in January of 2000. The program is targeted to girls who are low-income, homeless or at risk of homelessness, with a history of substance-abuse related problems as well as other mental health issues. Fred Biletnikoff is an Oakland Raider Legend, class of 1988 NFL Hall of Fame who was named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XI. In the 14 seasons with the Oakland Raiders, he had 589 receptions, 8,974 receiving yards and 76 touchdowns with Pro Bowl selection six times and All-Pro selection six times. For tournament reservations and information, call the Dublin foundation office, (925) 556-2525. You can purchase a foursome at www.biletnikoff.net.