Some of the greatest champions in sports, entertainment and business gathered to honor Bill Russell’s work in mentoring at the 2nd annual MENTOR’s Champions Golf Challenge presented by Ernst & Young LLP and Roundtable Investment Partners LLC on September 9 – 10 at the prestigious Friar’s Head in Riverhead.
The exclusive two-day event also featured a Celebrity Roast hosted by award winning actor Samuel L. Jackson and Golf Channel’s David Feherty. The event was co-hosted by Karen Russell, daughter of Bill, and Wall Street leader Geoff Boisi. Russell was originally schedule to attend, but remained home for personal reasons.
Among the attendees were NBA greats Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, Alonzo Mourning, John Havlicek, Clyde Drexler, Sam Jones, Rick Barry, George Gervin, Artis Gilmore and Bruce Bowen; football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Steve Largent, broadcasters Ahmad Rashad and Bill Raftery; Boston College hockey coach Jerry York; and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.