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Rucker, former NFL greats golf for good cause: Niswonger Children's Hospital

June 24th, 2013 7:18 pm by Joe Avento, NET News Service

Rucker, former NFL greats golf for good cause: Niswonger Children's Hospital

Musician Darius Rucker takes part in the Niswonger Children's Hospital Golf Classic on Monday at The Virginian in Bristol, Va. (Joe Avento photo)

BRISTOL, Va.  —  If you happen to be looking for Darius Rucker these days, he shouldn’t be difficult to find. Chances are if he’s not on stage, he’s on the golf course.

“I love the game,” Rucker said. “I’ve been playing since I was 14. I love being outside. I love hitting that little ball.” 

Rucker, the former frontman for the band Hootie and the Blowfish, has reinvented himself as a country music star with three consecutive No. 1 albums. He was at The Virginian on Monday with numerous celebrities from the world of sports for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Golf Classic.

“It’s just amazing how much money you can raise through golf tournaments,” Rucker said. ” It’s just great to raise that much money for charity.” 

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