ARTICLE OF THE DAY
you've ever had the good fortune of meeting Drew Steele then you no
doubt had an encounter you'll not soon forget. The first annual Drew
Steele/Skip Holtz Celebrity Golf Invitational tees off on Monday June
5th at both the Irownwood and Greenville Country Clubs in what promises
to be the most star studded golf tournament since Michael Jordan's
Ronald McDonald Tournament ended a few years ago.
The tournament and dinner/auction Sunday will raise funds for the Drew
Steele Greater Greenville Foundation and continue to support The
Special Populations of Pitt County. Coach Holtz and Drew's father Mike
came up with the idea a few months back and it's been gaining steam
I won't go into Drew's background here, it would take me days to
properly explain what Drew has meant to East Carolina and the
community, but I will tell you Drew has become an icon in this area
over the years. You can't help but smile when Drew calls out your name,
runs over and gives you a big hug, then just as abruptly takes off to
find somebody else to grab. While I'm proud to call Drew a friend, the
relationship he and Coach Holtz has is truly special.
Drew travels with the team as a manager during the football season. I
can't count how many times I've heard Mike hustle through the lobby of
the team hotel the night before a game shouting "Anybody seen Drew?...
I can't find that boy anywhere." More often than not Drew turns up in
Coach Holtz's room. Apparantly the two like to polish off late night
cheeseburgers together before going to bed.
The night before the Memphis game last year, Mike, Billy Weaver, Jeff
Charles, Drew, and myself dined out on some Memphis ribs. We were all
stuffed by the time we got back to the hotel. We had been watching the
ESPN Friday night college football game in the hotel bar when Mike
noticed Drew was gone again. He called up to Skip's room and sure
enough, the two were chowing down on a couple of cheeseburgers. It's a
good thing Drew is always on the go because he'd be the size of the
Drew is one of the first to hug Coach Holtz after a game and he can
sometimes be seen dousing him with a cup of gatorade after a big win.
Mike should be praised for the way he has raised Drew, Coach Holtz
should be praised for the special friendship he has cultivated with
Visit drewskip.com for more information about Drew and the Drew
Steele/Skip Holtz Golf Classic.
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