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ESPN Anchor Hosting Benefit For Joplin Schools

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John Anderson (Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez file photo)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A celebrity golf tournament hosted by ESPN broadcaster and University of Missouri graduate John Anderson will raise money for teachers and students at Joplin schools.

The tournament is scheduled July 10 and 11 in Columbia, with proceeds to help buy school supplies and repair damaged classrooms in Joplin. A tornado that killed more than 150 people in the city May 22 also destroyed three school buildings — including the high school — and left seven others badly damaged.

An Anderson charitable foundation has pledged $10,000 toward the school system’s drive to buy supplies.

Several of Anderson’s ESPN colleagues will join former Missouri standouts in the golf tournament, including basketball All-American Jon Sundvold and former NFL receiver Mel Gray.

Copyright Associated Press

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