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A-Listers, Pro-Athletes Turn Out for Brett Favre Celebrity Golf Tournament

A-list actors, pop stars, and pro athletes all gathered in South Mississippi Saturday for a cause.

They all hit the links in Harrison County Saturday as part of the 10th Annual Brett Favre Celebrity Golf Tournament.

While some celebrities proved to be better golfers than others, the clear winners of the event are the children of Mississippi.

The day began with a handshake shared by an NFL superstar and one of Hollywood's hottest actors.

But it wasn't a time to walk the red carpet or to throw the winning touchdown pass.

These players simply wanted to stay under par while raising money for charity.

"What's nice, you get to come out and have a good time, play a cool game, but you are also raising money last night in an auction you got to raise money. I don't know how much money they're looking to raise over the weekend, but that's the good thing about these, you do both at the same time, play game, try to do good, you have fun and make money," said actor Matthew McConaughey.

Mississippi native Brett Favre started this celebrity golf tournament ten years ago.

While he's known for being a tough guy on the filed, off the field, he admits he has a soft spot when it comes to underprivileged children.

"My mother and father were both school teachers. My mother was a special education teacher so I was always around mentally challenged and handicapped children, and always was fond of those children," Favre said.

The tournament was a family affair for pop star Justin Timberlake who brought his dad along.

"I'm from Memphis Tennessee, and I grew up, basically in the country, so you see a lot of underprivileged families out there, so, yeah it definitely hits home," Timberlake said.

The tournament is just one of a number of fundraising events this weekend to benefit the Favre Fourward Foundation.

A silent auction was held last night, and Tim McGraw held a benefit concert at the Grand Casino in Gulfport Saturday night.

By: Toni Miles

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