Big names from UNC come out to support Carolina Kids Classic
BY HAROLD GUTMANN
CHAPEL HILL — Despite temperatures that climbed into the mid-90s Thursday, Roy Williams was all smiles as he prepared to play a round at Finley Golf Course.
That’s because the North Carolina men’s basketball coach was there as the honorary co-chair of the Carolina Kids Classic, an event that benefits seriously ill and injured children who come to Chapel Hill for treatment.
“Today’s as good a day as it could possibly be,” Williams said. “It’s a great, great cause, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed doing ever since I’ve been back.”
Williams was joined Thursday by former men’s coach Bill Guthridge and two Tar Heel record-holders — Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough, UNC’s all-time leader in points and rebounds, and Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, who holds the school marks for completion percentage and passing yards.
The event raised $140,000 this year and $3.4 million since its inception in 1988, with the proceeds benefiting N.C. Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, and the Program on Childhood Trauma, a division of the Department of Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals.
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