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Mogulist Roberts will tee off in celebrity golf tourney

Nate Roberts may have put his skis up for the summer, but he's dusted off the golf clubs and is ready for some exciting competition May 7-10 when he competes in the Phoenix Celebrity Classic golf tournament.
Nate Roberts may have put his skis up for the summer, but he's dusted off the golf clubs and is ready for some exciting competition May 7-10 when he competes in the Phoenix Celebrity Classic golf tournament.
    "I'd say golf is my second passion. I spend a lot of time in the summer playing," Roberts said. "I went from about a two handicap down to a scratch. I love to compete in golf and enjoy the game."
    The event will be nationally televised from the Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, Ariz., and will feature a large group of celebrity golfers. Among the list of celebrities are 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team basketball player Clyde Drexler, 44th Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle and former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice.
    "We are honored that World Championships gold medalist Nate Roberts is taking time off the slopes to share his second love – golf – with us while raising money for blind children in Phoenix," said Phoenix Celebrity Classic Tournament Director Nick Schmitz. "Nate is not only a great athlete but a wonderful role model and we are excited to have him out on the course."
    "I'm a mogul skier and a I don't know if everyone knows what ski sports really are, but I plan on getting out there and talking about my sport and get to know them and their sports," Roberts said.
    While Robert is always raising the bar in his athletic pursuits, his goals for this tournament are to have fun and meet new people.
    "Winning is great but for me this is a first-time experience. Coming off of ski season I've had less than a month to prepare for this so my expectations aren't too high," Roberts said. "But I'm excited to have the opportunity and if I can play golf like I'm capable of, it could open up a lot of opportunities for myself and the U.S. Ski Team."

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