Twenty years is a tremendous milestone to reach for any golf tournament. It is especially distinct when you have the greatest of all time, Jack Nicklaus, as host with Marc Buoniconti. Because of their continued involvement, the 20th Annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational presented by Tudor Group was another resounding success. Held each year at Nicklaus’ home club and course, The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida, the exciting celebrity golf tournament on the impeccably maintained Bear’s Club course, continues to astound the participants. The 2022 Nicklaus Invitational, held this year on April 24th and 25th, is always a diverse gathering of business leaders and celebrities, joining forces to help find a cure for paralysis and other neurological injuries, diseases and disorders. Since the event’s inception, millions of dollars have been raised to help fund the spinal cord injury research programs at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Buoniconti Fund offers special thanks to Mark Dalton and Barbara and Jack Nicklaus for their continued generosity toward our cause, and this important fundraising event.
“We can’t thank all our sponsors, namely Mark Dalton and Tudor Group, and our wonderful hosts Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. They have done so much to advance our cause for more than twenty years. They each have done so much for so many, and we are fortunate to be among the many worthwhile causes they continue to support,” said Marc Buoniconti, President of The Buoniconti Fund.
Golfers and celebrities at the 2022 Nicklaus Invitational included Former Dolphins Receiver Fred Banks, 1972 Olympic Long Jump Champion Bob Beamon, Former Bears and Dolphins Receiver Marty Booker, Retired Bengals Running back Ki-Jana Carter, Former MLB pitcher with the Indians and Yankees Rick Cerone, Super Bowl Winning Offensive lineman Jeff Dellenbach, Former Rams and Dolphins Tight End Troy Drayton, Captain of the 1980 Olympics Gold Medal winning “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team Mike Eruzione, Five-Time All-Star and Two-Time Gold Glove First Baseman from the Rockies, Cardinals, and Braves Andres Gallaraga, Retired Dolphins Running Back Lorenzo Hampton, Former Receiver with the Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes, 2-Time National Champion Randall Hill, Retired NY Giants Linebacker Brian Kelley, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Cornerback from the 49ers Tim McKyer, Two-Time Super Bowl Champion with the Patriots and Rams, Running Back Sony Michel, Miami Dolphins receiving legend Nat Moore, Former Falcons, Jags and Cowboys receiver Laurent Robinson, Former Dolphins and 2-Time National Champion Receiver with the Miami Hurricanes Lamar Thomas, Actor Aiden Turner, Retired Tight End with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots Jed Weaver, Two-Time Miami Hurricanes National Champion and longtime NFL Cornerback Darryl Williams.