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The World Cup final is just a week away,
with France, Croatia, Brazil and Holland
vying for the title. Read about Croatia's
historic Cup run on page 18.

SPO--RTS

Monday e
July G, 1998,A

Stars flock
Itoto tourney

By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Writer
A golden golf club engraved with the signature of I
mer president and Michigan football great Gerald F
was only one of many items the volunteers were boxing
and getting ready to auction off at today's Mi
Schembechler Memorial Golf Classic.
The golf outing is a fundraiser for the Mi
Schembechler Adrenal Cancer Research Fund at
University of Michigan Hospital. Millie, wife of I
endary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, d
from adrenal cancer in August of 1992. The event, 4
sixth year now, has been raising money for that cause e
since.
The money helps the University do research on the r
disease, and the golf tournament was the way Bo wan
to raise this money.
"When asked about raising money for the disease,
said he wanted to do it the right way," said Peter Peller
a volunteer and one of the founders of the Golf Clas
"The celebrity golf tournament was what he came
with."
The tournament has brought in $1.3 million so fa4
the charity and is expected to bring in about $300,t
more this year.
The auction, which includes items like the golf cl
tickets for trips to Europe and a jersey signed by the ent
Red Wings team, is expected to bring in about $25,000
Red Wings alone brought in $10,000 last year and the j
sey is expected to go for the same amount this year.
But the bulk of the money for the charity will proba
come from sponsors and people paying to play in the to
nament with some of their favorite Michigan athletes.
"There is a variety of celebrities that come in for
tournament, but they all have connections to Bo ani
Michigan community," Pellerito said. "Bobby Kni
obviously has a different connection to the commur
than former Michigan star Dan Dierdorf, but they all
people who know Bo or knew Millie and want to h
out."
Knight and Dierdorf are only two of the many celel
ties who are planning to play in the tournament. Rt
See CELEBS, Page

Anthony Carter a MARGARET MYERS/Daily
Elvis Grbac Former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, a Schembechler regular, admires one of his shots at
the 1996 Schembechler Classic. Anderson is one of the many celebrities playing in the Classic today.
In-house sports camps could
mean more cash for coaches

By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Editor
A sweet deal for Michigan coaches
might get a little sweeter in the next two
or three years.
The athletic department wants to con-
solidate all the coaches' individual sports-
camps and bring them "in-house," said
Senior Associate Athletic Director Peg
Bradley-Doppes. In addition to thicken-
ing coaches' wallets, the new system
would provide the athletic department
e with better oversight.
"We really are out of the loop,"
Bradley-Doppes said.
Currently, - the sweaty hordes of
teenagers that descend upon Ann Arbor
attend camps run only by the Michigan
coach for that particular sport. For exam-
= ple, high school baseball players come to

the Geoff Zahn Michigan Baseball
Camp, not the Michigan Baseball
Camp.
When current head wrestling coach
Dale Bahr takes his new job in the ath-
letic department following the 1998-99
season, high schoolers might not noticea
difference. But the coaches and the ath-
letic department definitely will.
Bahr has run a successful camp for
over 20 years, Bradley-Doppes said,
which makes him "a perfect fit"
Not that there's anything wrong with
the camps as they are.
Coaches now run their camps as inde-
pendent corporations -albeit ones run
from their offices in Weidenbach Hall --
and once all expenses (including their
employees' salaries and the fees to use
the University's athletic facilities) are

paid, they get to pocket the rest.
But Bradley-Doppes said bringing the
programs in house will not only make
the single, unified program "one of the
best sports camp programs in the coun-
try," but it will make life a lot easier for
the coaches. As the programs stand now,
coaches form their own corporations to
run their camps.
But if coaches can be freed of orga-
nizing camps, the logic goes, they will
be free to get back to coaching - what
they do best, along with, of course,
recruiting.
The purpose of the sports camps,
Bradley-Doppes said, is to show off
Michigan's facilities, attracting potential
athletes to the school. The camps are a
better recruiting tool for some sports
See CAMPS, Page 17

Camper Ryan Shead, 14, watches a game during the Michigan basketball camp last
Thursday. The athletic department plans to eventually consolidate the summer cam

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