1/29/2008 03:17:00 AM

Proctor, Damon, Farnsie Go Hunting For Charity

Posted by Mark McCray |

A pair of Yankees and a Dodger will wander the woods in Okeechobee this Saturday hoping their handiwork with a double-barreled shotgun will do as much good as their work with a baseball.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Proctor chose a new twist on an old theme when he planned his first celebrity benefit, set to debut this weekend.

The usual golf foursomes that are so popular for other celebrity fundraisers didn't interest Proctor enough. He wanted something distinctive, and foursomes for a sporting clay-shooting tournament seemed like a fun and entertaining alternative.

The event, which will be held at Quail Creek Plantation, will feature Proctor and New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon and pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. All will participate alongside donors in a tournament that has "shooting stands" instead of golf holes. There will be 14 stands where clay discs hop along the ground to represent rabbits and shoot into the sky to represent birds.

"To me, everyone does a golf tournament, and I wanted to do something to make us different. The main thing was to do something that no one else would do," Proctor said. "Anytime you get a chance to shoot a firearm, that intrigues people."

While Damon is a hunting novice, Farnsworth is a long-time bow and shotgun hunter.

"It's definitely something different for sure. I'm an outdoorsy kind of guy, so it's nice," Farnsworth said. "Anything that has to do with hunting and at the same time raising money, I'll do anything I can to help out. Scott is a really good friend of mine."

--Wow. What an idea!!! Proctor, Damon, and Farnsworth shooting guns for charity. Awesome!!! You know what? Farnsworth may come off a little girly at times-- but I am betting this dude is a bad ass with weapons...Bloggers beware--Farnsie will hunt you down...


big d said...

This idea sucks just like the yankees!

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