ONE Clemson’s Golf Tournament and “Main Event” Celebrity St. Paddy’s Party Returns to the Upstate ~ March 16th & 17th

Local fundraiser continues to enhance the lives of Clemson students

Greenville, S.C. – Feb. 27th, 2018– ONE Clemson’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament and “Main Event” Celebrity St. Paddy’s Party is returning to the Upstate March 16th and 17th, to support and promote a positive impact towards Clemson students and student-athletes. The weekend will include special guest appearances by Pro Football Hall of Fame electee, Brian Dawkins, and other Clemson celebrities.

The Golf Tournament will be held at the Cliff’s Valley course on Friday, March 16th, with the shotgun start at 11 a.m. Prior to tee off time, breakfast will open at 9 a.m., following registration, announcements, and instructions at 10:30 a.m. Each team requires four members and will be paired with a Clemson celebrity. Gift bags and refreshments will be provided for all teams, along with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. In addition, each golfer will receive a ticket to the “Main Event” Celebrity St. Paddy’s Party & Auction on March 17th. Sign up as an individual ($500), team ($2,000), or team and hole sponsor ($2,660) here,


ONE Clemson’s “Main Event” Celebrity St. Paddy’s Party will be held at the Greenville Country Club, located at 239 Byrd Blvd., on Saturday, March 17th, from 6:30 – 11 p.m. The evening will feature heavy hors-d'oeuvres, an open bar, and a live and silent auction. Auction items are exclusive and one-of-a-kind Clemson related memorabilia and experiences. Event tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at Attire for the event is country club cocktail.

Throughout the fun-filled weekend, Clemson fans can expect to see a wide array of Clemson celebrities, including well-known Clemson athletic stars Brian Dawkins, Charlie Whitehurst, Byron Maxwell, Faizon Love, Nick Spanos, CJ Spiller, Michael Dean Perry, Patrick Sapp, Tajh Boyd, Michael Palmer and many more.

Brian Dawkins is the first former Clemson player to be named to the NFL Hall of Fame. Dawkins lettered at Clemson from 1992-95 as a safety and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996. In 2016 he was hired by the Eagles as an executive of football operations for player development.

ONE Clemson assists Clemson students and student-athletes with their transition from college to career. ONE Clemson Board Member, Patrick Sapp, explains what this organization means to him. "One Clemson is so important to me because it stands for the Clemson community as a whole. Our most prestigious athletes and business partners come together to provide opportunities to both academic and athletic students. With funding, we have been able to offer 15 internships last year, grant scholarships through Black Girls Golf, and many more community service opportunities."

For more information or to purchase tickets for either event, please visit

ONE Clemson’s Weekend is sponsored by Clemson Alumni, The Cliffs Mountain Park Golf, Emedia Group, Sarge Knives and Redhype.

The Media is invited and welcomed to the event. If you are a media representative and would like press passes for the golf tournament or main event, please email and request an entrance and access badge.


ONE Clemson consists of Clemson alumni with successful careers in professional sports and business with an interest in helping the Clemson student-athletes transition into their careers. Its goals include: enhancing the student experience of the student-athlete, assisting with their transition from college to career, and keeping them engaged with Clemson for life. ONE Clemson is early in its existence and is already making a positive impact through the funding of student-athlete internships, participating in networking events, connecting student-athletes with potential employment opportunities, and re-engaging former student-athletes with the University.