Monday, October 14 the Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County will host the Larry Centers Celebrity Golf Tournament at Wood Hollow Country Club in Longview.

Jamie Squire

Larry Centers is an East Texas native that played 14 seasons in the National Football League as a Fullback. He played in the Pro Bowl three times and was part of the New England Patriots Super Bowl championship backfield with Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk. He holds the NFL's record for running backs for most receptions in a season (101 in 1995) and was the first NFL running back to have 100 receptions in one season. He held the career record for receptions for a running back in the NFL.

To give back to the community, Larry will bring some of his celebrity friend to East Texas to help raise funds for The Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County and The Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County/Kilgore Unit. The goal is to raise $20,000 to help the centers provide supplies and programs needed for the areas. If you would like to participate or make a donation, contact Peggy McAllister at 903-655-2112 or psmcalister1@yahoo.com.

The Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit organization that has been serving America's children after school for nearly 150 years. Their programs and activities are as diverse as homework help, sports, computer labs, the arts, teen services and leadership clubs. It is a safe haven for children to learn and play. The club serves over 500 children each year. Proceeds from this tournament will remain in Rusk County.