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Clay Walker sponsors golf tourney

Monday, November 19, 2007 – Clay Walker will host the first Clay Walker Charity Classic golf tournament in Houston March 16-17, 2008. All proceeds from the event will benefit Walker's not-for-profit charity, Band Against MS. Walker has battled MS since 1996.

The two-day event will feature 28 Professional Golf Association and Champions tour professionals, along with celebrities from the music and entertainment industries who will participate in a pro-am event followed by an awards dinner, charity auction and private concert featuring Walker and friends.

"I am excited about our event," said Walker. "My hope is that we can raise awareness for Band Against MS as well as significant funds for MS research and education. Music and golf are my passions, and Houston is my home, and I can't think of a better way to create something special for Band Against MS and our charitable endeavors."

Band Against MS is committed to providing educational information for those living with MS, funding programs researching a cure for MS and funding programs helping those living with the disease. Walker established Band Against MS in February 2003.

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