New England sports greats attend golf tournament

Posted June 08, 2010, at 7:16 p.m.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Some big names in New England sports turned out for the George H.W. Bush Cape Arundel Celebrity Golf Classic in Kennebunkport.

Former Red Sox players Curt Schilling, Luis Tiant and Jim Lonborg, former New England Patriots Troy Brown and Garin Veris and the Celtics’ Dave Cowens participated in Tuesday’s charity event.

A spokesman says Bush dropped by the club to say hello but did not play. Bush will turn 86 this weekend.

Schilling said the former president is a “special friend” and that the celebrity participants wanted to do something to help the community. Proceeds will go to Gary’s House, which provides a home-away-from-home for people with family members being treated at Portland’s Mercy Hospital.

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