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St. Jude Sam Bradford Golf Classic surpasses $1 million milestone

Memphis, Tennessee, August 11, 2016

Sam Bradford Golf Classic

Sam Bradford (center) poses with a group of golfers before the start of the St. Jude Sam Bradford Golf Classic in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Sam Bradford, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has started building an off-the-field legacy to accompany his football prowess by supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In July, Bradford hosted the 4th annual St. Jude Sam Bradford Golf Classic at Oak Tree National golf course in Edmond, Oklahoma, which raised $320,000 for St. Jude. Since its inception, the tournament has raised more than $1.3 million for St. Jude.

"I chose to work with St. Jude because I know how special my childhood was and how many great memories I have from it,” Bradford, 28, said. “I believe that every kid should have the opportunity to make great memories of their own and St. Jude helps give those opportunities to kids who might not have them otherwise."

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

This year, 84 golfers participated in the golf event, which was followed by live and silent auctions. One featured auction item gave the top bidder the opportunity to join Bradford on a fishing trip.

Bradford won the Heisman Trophy, given each year to the top college football player, while playing for the University of Oklahoma and was the first selection overall in the NFL Draft.

Le Norman Properties was a sponsor for the St. Jude Sam Bradford Golf Classic.