Prostate cancer has touched nearly every family, and when the Know Your Score campaign was launched, numerous sports and entertainment celebrities eagerly joined the fight. Stars like Jim Boeheim and Ken Griffey Sr. have beaten the disease while others, like Tony Womack, recognized a good cause and are doing their part to eliminate America's most common non-skin cancer. Here are a few celebrities who have pledged their support to the Know Your Score campaign.
2013 Celebrity Participants Coming Soon!
Past Celebrity Participants:
- Cornelius Bennett
- Vida Blue
- Junior Bridgeman
- Bobby Cremins
- Thad Daber
- Richard Dent
- Julius Erving
- Shane Ferguson
- Billy Hunter
- Ed Jones
- Sam Jones
- Brevin Knight
- Ewa Laurance
- Mitch Laurance
- Dawnn Lewis
- Branford Marsalis
- Joe Morgan
- Gary Mule Deer
- John Patrick
- Lynn Swann
- Thurman Thomas
- Lenny Wilkens
- Gus Williams
- Ray Williams
- Tony Womack
- Al Wood
Mitch Laurance has been the play-by-play commentator for ESPN's Championship Billiards for the past 15 years. Mitch is also the creator, producer and host of Myrtle Beach's Award winning television show "On the Green Golf Video Showcase." Expand this Bio...
Mitch Laurance has been the play-by-play commentator for ESPN's Championship Billiards for the past 15 years. Mitch is also the creator, producer and host of Myrtle Beach's Award winning television show "On the Green Golf Video Showcase."
In the world of entertainment, Mitch got his start in television as an Associate Director and Producer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He then went on to a career in front of the camera that has continued for more than thirty years. He was a series regular on HBO's "Not Necessarily the News" and has had numerous recurring roles on shows such as "LA Law," "Matlock" and "Dawson's Creek." He most recently appeared on the FX Channel shows "The Riches" and "Prison Break," and the ABC Family movie "Hello Sister, Goodbye Life," with Lacey Chabert and Wendie Malick.
Mitch's newest venture is as Co-Founder of the motivational workshop series "Whole-in-One: Playing to Your Strengths," which uses golf as the backdrop for business team-building and transformational personal growth.
A high scoring and electrifying guard, was USC basketball's own version of "The Wizard". He earned All-American first team, All Pac -8 first team and USC MVP honors in 1975. He also since broken records for assists in a career season. He still ranks in the USC all time top 5 assists and top 15 in scoring. He then continued his wizardry for the Seattle SuperSonics.The prime years of his 11 season career were spent in Seattle. He was twice selected to the NBA All Star game and was an All-NBA First team (1982) and All-NBA second team (1980) selection. He led the Sonics to the 1979 championship while averaging team high 28.6 points per game in the finals. In 2004 Williams #1 jersey was retired by the Sonics. Expand this Bio...
A high scoring and electrifying guard, was USC basketballs own version of "the Wizard". He earned All American 1st team, All Pac -8 first team and USC mvp honors in 1975. He also since broken records for assists in a career season. He still ranks in the USC all time top 5 assists and top 15 in scoring. He then continued his wizardry for the Seattle Super Sonics.The prime years of his 11 season career were spent in Seattle. He was twice selected to the NBA All Star game and was an ALL-NBA First team (1982) and all NBA second team (1980) selection. He led the Sonics to the 1979 championship while averaging team high 28.6 points per game in the finals. In 2004 Williams #1 jersey was retired by the Sonics.
Currently Gus is an entrepreneur building his relationships in different facets in the corporate world. From commodities to real estate, he is constantly matching up the perfect investment with the ideal investor. In addition Gus is involved with two of his favorite charities, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Champions for Families which provides mentoring for children and families victimized by domestic or substance abuse.
Vida Rochelle Blue, Jr. is a former MLB left-handed pitcher. During a 17-year career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, and Kansas City Royals. He won the American League Cy Young award and Most Valuable Player Award in 1971. He is a six-time all-star and is one of only four pitchers in Major League history to start the All-Star game for both the American League and the National League.
Junior Bridgeman is often remembered as part of the trivia question, "Who was traded for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?" (Bridgeman was just drafted by the Lakers and was part of the deal with Dave Meyers, Elmore Smith and Brian Winters.) Bridgeman had a solid 12-year NBA career for the Bucks and Clippers, where he was one of the best sixth men in the league for years. Today his company runs 162 Wendy’s and 121 Chili’s and is No. 3 on the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Top 200 franchisee-owned companies, with $507 million in revenue.
Bobby Cremins is a retired American college basketball coach, having formerly served as a head coach at Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, and, most recently, the College of Charleston. Cremins was one of the youngest NCAA Division I head coaches in history and was voted ACC "Coach of the Year" three times.
Four-time World One-Club Champion, Thad Daber set a Guinness World Record for the lowest round of golf ever shot using only one club (2-under par 70 using a 6-iron). Daber has been a golf pro for 28 years, performs exhibitions worldwide at more than 400 events, and founded the Maui Charity Classic.
After playing four years at Tennessee State University, Dent was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1983 draft. A defensive end, Dent played primarily with the Chicago Bears. He was MVP of Super Bowl XX and elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Dent retired after the 1997 season, and at the time of his retirement he had 137.5 sacks, ranking him third in NFL history behind Reggie White and Bruce Smith.
Julius Erving II, commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. He was the best-known player in the ABA when the league merged with the NBA after the 1975–76 season. He won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He is the fifth-highest scorer in professional basketball history with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined).
Shane Ferguson was the 1987 men's golf sectional winner in NCHSAA and the North Carolina state runner up. He was the 2004 World Remax Long Drive Finalist and Top 50 in the world in men's long drive. Since 2004, Shane has been involved with numerous charities and has raised over $40,000.
Billy Hunter is the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the players' union of the NBA. He is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. He graduated from Delaware Township High School in Delaware Township in New Jersey and played college football for Syracuse University.
Ed Lee "Too Tall" Jones is a former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys. By the end of his 15 years with the Cowboys, he was officially credited with 57 quarterback sacks, and unofficially, his career sack total is 106. He was a member of the famed "Doomsday Defense" squad of the 1970s and was the first overall draft choice in the 1974 NFL Draft.
A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Sam Jones played his entire 12-year career with the Boston Celtics. One of the truly great players to ever grace the hardwood, and nicknamed “Mr. Clutch,” he helped the Celtics to an incredible 10 NBA titles and averaged 17.7 ppg in a career that included five All-Star game appearances.
Brevin Knight, a true NBA veteran, has had a whirlwind career as a dependable point guard on a number of teams, including franchises in Cleveland, Atlanta, Memphis, Phoenix, Washington, Milwaukee, Charlotte, and Utah. Brevin is the all time leader in assists and steals at Stanford University.
Ewa Mataya Laurance, The Striking Viking, took the billiards world by storm when she moved to the U.S. from her native Sweden. In a career that continues to astonish, Ewa is the holder of multiple World and US Open 9-ball titles, has won the Swedish, European and US National Championship, and is the current World Trick Shot Champion. In 2004 Ewa was inducted into the prestigious Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.
Actress and singer, perhaps best known for her roles on sitcoms such as A Different World and the first season of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. On A Different World, Lewis appeared for the first five seasons as “Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor”. In Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Lewis appeared in the first five seasons as “Robin Dumars." She has also portrayed Delores Van Cartier in Sister Act the Musical.
Joe Morgan is a former MLB second baseman that played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Oakland Athletics. He won two World Series championships with the Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was also named the National Leagues MVP in those years. Considered one of the greatest second basemen of all time, Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. He became a baseball broadcaster for ESPN after his retirement and now hosts a weekly national syndicated radio show for Sports USA.
Gary Mule Deer is an American comedian and country musician. During a career spanning four decades, he has performed on every major concert stage in the country, and made over 350 television appearances, including many on both The Tonight Show and The Late Show With David Letterman the hosts of both who he had met early in his career at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He was one of six comedians, along with Jay Leno, to star on the first HBO comedy special "Freddie Prinze and Friends", was the co-host of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert for four years on NBC, a regular on Make Me Laugh, and a frequent judge on The Gong Show. He had over 100 appearances on The Nashville Network, including the last two years as a cast member on Hee Haw. He appeared in films such as Annie Hall, Up In Smoke and Tilt.
John Patrick has worked in broadcasting for 35 years. In 2008, his company The Murto Group created “The Augusta Golf Show with John Patrick,” which currently airs on ESPN radio affiliates in Augusta, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida. John has also guest hosted for Peter Kessler on his daily SIRIUS/XM radio show, “Making The Turn.” John is co-host of the two hour daily “Buzz on Biz” radio program heard currently on NewsTalk Sports 1630, WRDW.
As a six-time Tennessee PGA Teacher of the Year, a Golf Channel “Golf Academy Live” and “Your Game Night” instructor, in addition to being a contributor to Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrate, Golf Digest, USA Today and PGA Magazine, Brad Redding has worked with players of all abilities, from beginners to PGA Tour Players. His trademark “Staying on Plane” philosophy attracts golfers from across the United States and abroad.
Lynn Curtis Swann is a former professional football player, sportscaster, politician and part owner of the Arena Football League team, the Pittsburgh Power. Swann was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers where he spent his entire career. He retired after the 1982 season with four Super Bowl rings. He was an All-Pro Team Selection three times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Lenny Wilkens is a former NBA basketball player and coach. He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame first in 1989 as a player, in 1998 as a coach, and as part of the USA Olympic “Dream Team” for being an assistant coach. As a coach he has the second most wins with 1,332. In 1996 the NBA named Wilkens as one of its 50 Greatest Players and 10 Greatest Coaches.
Ray Williams is a former basketball player in the NBA. He played at the University of Minnesota and San Jacinto Junior College, and was selected 10th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He averaged a career-high of 20.9 points per game with the New York Knicks in 1979-80.
A 13-year Major League Baseball veteran, Tony Womack is best known for his Game 7 heroics in the 2001 World Series. Womack doubled in the bottom of the ninth off New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera to tie the game and set the stage for Arizona’s dramatic comeback win. A former National League All-Star, Tony led the National League in stolen bases three times.
Martin Alphonzo Wood is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round of the 1981 NBA Draft. In his NBA career, Wood played in 417 games and scored a total of 4,902 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1985-86 season as a member of the SuperSonics, appearing in 80 games and averaging 15 points per game.