Masters Week…here’s what’s happening

April 06, 2008 | Drew Forrester

We all have our own personal signs of spring.  Some of you might say it’s baseball’s opening day, some might say it’s the first time you mow your lawn and some, like me, think spring arrives when the golfing world convenes in Augusta, GA on the second weekend of each year for The Masters.

Well, The Masters is here – and, so is spring.

We have a number of things going on this week on The Comcast Morning Show relating to The Masters.

First, starting tomorrow, I’ll be giving golfers away on the air, as I generally do with each of the four majors.  I’ll give away 16 of the top players – and “the field” and I’ll have golf prizes for the top 3 finishers. 

I’m also going to try and raise money for the Casey Cares Foundation throughout Masters week.  Our WNST Charity Golf Outing is set for Thursday, May 22 at Mountain Branch and this year, all proceeds from our event will go to the Casey Cares Foundation of Baltimore.  Perhaps you’re not a golfer or maybe your schedule doesn’t allow you to play in our event on May 22.  Well, you can help us raise money for Casey Cares by taking part in “Care for Casey” this week.  Paul Casey finished tied for 10th at The Masters last year and and made 13 birdies in the four rounds.  This week, I’m going to take pledges from everyone that wants to participate, based on how many birdies he makes in the 2008 Masters.  I’ll pledge $10 per-birdie.  I’m looking for you to pledge $1, $2 or $5 per-birdie…(hey, I know times are tough…just trying to help raise some money for Casey Cares and every little bit helps…even $1 per-birdie is greatly appreciated.)

I’ll take calls (and e-mails) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for “Care for Casey”.  I can’t take calls on Tuesday because, for the first time ever, I’m actually going to Augusta National to watch a practice round.  Hopefully, though, we can raise a lot of money throughout the week and hopefully Paul Casey helps out with a lot of birdies.

I’ll have video on WNSTv of my trip to Augusta by Wednesday or so. 

I hope you can help us in some way this week as we celebrate The Masters and raise money for a great Baltimore-based charitable foundation — Casey Cares.