MEDIA ALERT: 2nd Annual Babe Zaharias Day, 100th Birthday Celebration

What: Celebrate the 100th birthday of a sports legend. The 2nd Annual Babe Zaharias Day celebrates the memory of this extraordinary athlete. Newly elected Mayor Bob Buckhorn will declare Saturday, June 25 as “Babe Zaharias Day” in a special ceremony at the Babe Zaharias Golf Course. The day will include two 4-person scramble golf tournaments with shotgun starts at 9am and 2pm. Live entertainment begins at 10am showcasing local acts Zuberi Brown, Big Wiggler and Johnny G. Lyon. There will also be a putting contest for kids. To enter into the tournament, contact Laura Beuhring at 813-631-4374 or email her at

Who: Babe Zaharias Golf Course, Forest Hills Neighborhood Association and Tampa Sports Authority

Why: To celebrate the 100th birthday of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Proceeds will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Who Should Attend: Tournament requires prior entry, but festivities are open to the public.

When: Saturday, June 25th from 9am until 5pm.

Where: Babe Zaharias Golf Course, 11412 Forest Hills Dr., Tampa, FL 33612

P: 813-631-4374

Media Contact: Barbara Casey

Public Information Officer, Tampa Sports Authority

P: 813-350-6504

Golf contact:

Kennie Sims

Director of Golf Operations, Tampa Sports Authority.


P: 813-631-4535