Bill Self Raises Money for His Foundation in Golf Course Grand Opening

May 15, 2011

MAYETTA, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self raised $3,500 for his Assist Foundation as he participated a celebrity skins game at the grand opening of the newly constructed Firekeeper Golf Course here Sunday morning.

With an estimated 250 in attendance under cold conditions, Self and his skins partner Notah Begay III, a four-time PGA Tour winner, competed against former KU basketball coach Roy Williams and Randy Towner, head golf professional and general manager of Firekeeper who is the former long-time head golf professional at Lawrence’s Alvamar Country Club. Williams and Towner won the head-to-head competition, 4-2 with three holes tied. Williams and Towner raised $6,500 for their charity – the Boys & Girls Club of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Located across the street from the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, the celebrity skins game took place on the back nine of the 7,400-yard Firekeeper course. Prior to the skins game, the grand opening event kicked off with a dedication ceremony which featured the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) We-Ta-Se (Wah-Ta-Say) American Legion Post #410 color guard, the Little Soldier Singers drum group and speeches from members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council.