I haven’t seen the Aug. 2 issue, but Detlef Schrempf’s featured in this week’s special “Where Are They Now” summer double issue of Sports Illustrated.
A photographer tagged along with the ex-SuperSonics’ star during his celebrity golf tournament at McCormick Woods in June. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation raised over $590,000 for charity this year through the golf tournament and its annual gala. Since the tournament’s in our own backyard, I thought I’d share the news.
Detlef’s one of the best all-around players the Sonics ever had. Would he made your all-time Sonics team? Here’s mine:
C: Jack Sikma
F: Spencer Haywood
F: Shawn Kemp
G: Gary Payton
G: Lenny Wilkens
The second team:
C: Sam Perkins
F: Detlef Schrempf
G: Dennis Johnson
G: Gus Williams
Meanwhile, here’s the press release from Det’s foundation:
Detlef Schrempf in his 17th year of fundraising benefits local organizations Rise n’ Shine, The Healing Center and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation
SEATTLE (August 3, 2010) – While there’s a lot of buzz about where Detlef is these days, after his appearance on NBC’s Parks & Recreation March 6th and now an article in this week’s Summer Double Issue of Sports Illustrated, it’s safe to say his roots are still deep in the Seattle area. His 16-year NBA career is now surpassed by his 17 years of raising funds for charity – nearly $10,000,000 to date.
The Detlef Schrempf Foundation raised nearly $600,000 at their Annual Golf and Gala Weekend this past June. Funds raised at the Celebrity Gala and Auction held at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA on June 19th benefited Rise n’ Shine and The Healing Center, and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation received proceeds from the Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, June 21st at McCormick Woods in Port Orchard, Wash.
“The community that forms around this weekend is unbelievable,” said Mari Schrempf, co-founder of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. “Everyone that supports our Foundation has a great time at these events, but in the end it’s the generosity of our guests and partners that allow us to give back to our community’s children in need.”
About the Detlef Schrempf Foundation:
Founded by Detlef Schrempf and his wife, Mari, the Detlef Schrempf Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that provide hope, care and assistance for children and families in the Northwest. To date the Foundation has raised nearly $10-million on behalf of local charities since its inception. For more information, visit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation web site at www.detlef.com or call the Foundation at (206) 464-0826.