Published: Dec 03, 2012 8:55 AM EST
Updated: Dec 03, 2012 1:04 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Starting Tuesday, nearly 50 Olympic and professional athletes and celebrities will tee off at the Colony golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs.

It's all part of a fundraising event for Art of the Olympians. The organization promotes cultural, sports, and educational outreach in Southwest Florida.

Monday morning, some of the athletes took part in a meet and greet breakfast on FGCU campus. There they spoke with more than 200 local student athletes from the university and Lee County high schools. The keynote speaker was gold-, silver-, and bronze-medalist in track & field, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Registration for foursomes in the Tuesday's golf tournament is still underway.

For more information, contact the Colony at (239) 390-4710. Sign ups will continue up until tee-off 8 a.m. Tuesday.

A list of celebrity participants includes:

Quinton Aaron, Actor, The Blind Side.

Flex Alexander, Comedian, Actor: Out Cold (2001), Snakes on a Plane (2006), The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

Reidel Anthony, football player: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and University of Florida; wide receiver, 1996
All-American honors

Bob Beamon, track and field: USA Olympic long jump; 1 gold medal; long jump record holder

Anthony Becht, football: Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets; tight end

Cornelius Bennett, football: Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts; 5-time Pro Bowl; 2-time All-Pro

Ralph Boston, track and field: USA Olympic long jump; 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

Ki-Jana Carter, football: New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals; running back

Will Claye, track and field: USA Olympic long jump and triple jump; 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

Chris Doleman, football: Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers; 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end/linebacker

Lee Elder, golf: 14 professional wins; first African-American to play the Masters

Mike Eruzione, hockey: USA Olympic ice hockey; 1 gold medal; scored winning goal during Miracle on Ice game versus
Russia

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, basketball: 11-time NBA All-Star; 4 MVP titles; 3 championships

Ambrose Gaines, swimming: USA Olympic 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay; 3 gold medals;

Justin Gatlin, track and field: USA Olympic 100m, 4x100m relay and 200m; 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals

Artis Gilmore, basketball: 6-time NBA All-Star; 5-time ABA All-Star

Harvey Glance, track and field: USA Olympic 4x100m relay; 1 gold medal

Vencie Glenn, football: New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints; safety

Shane Gould, swimming: Australia Olympic 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle; 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

Jarvis Green, football: Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots; XXXVIII & XXXIX Super Bowl champion; defensive end

Victor Green, football: New York Jets, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints; New York Jets Four-Decade Team; safety

Maurice Greene, track and field: USA Olympic 100m, 4x100m relay; 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals

Tom Gullikson, tennis: 1985 singles career title; 15 doubles career titles; U.S. Davis Cup Captain 1994 to 1999; U.S. Tennis Association Player Development Program original member

Rodney Hampton, football: New York Giants; 2-time Pro Bowl; XXV Super Bowl champion

Tim Hardaway, basketball: USA Olympic basketball; 1 gold medal; 5-time NBA All-Star; 1997 All NBA team

Michael L Harris, football: Cincinnati Bengals, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats; tight end

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track and field; USA Olympic track and field; 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals

Kader Klouchi, track and field: France record holder in long jump

Carl Lewis, track and field: USA Olympic track and field; 9 gold and 1 silver medal

Mark McCumber, golf: 10-time PGA Tour winner

Freddy Demetrius McCrary, football: Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans
Saints and Philadelphia Eagles; XXXVIII Super Bowl champion; fullback

Tyler McGill, swimming: USA Olympic 4x100m medley relay; 1 gold medal

LaShawn Merritt, track and field: USA Olympic 400m and 4x400m relay; 2 gold medals

Shannon Miller, gymnastics: USA Olympic balance beam, team competition, floor exercises, individual all-round and uneven bars; 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals

Nat Moore, football: Miami Dolphins; 1977 All Pro and Pro Bowl teams

Chris Mullin, basketball: NBA 1985-2001; Dream Team 1992; 5-time NBA All-Star

Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah, six-time hurdles world record holder and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver

Bobby Nichols, golf: 11-time PGA Tour winner

Carly Patterson, gymnastics: USA Olympic balance beam, individual all-around and team; 1 gold and 2 silver medals

Mel Pender, track and field: USA Olympic 4x100m relay; 1 gold medal

John Randle, football: Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks; 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle, 7-time Pro Bowl, 6-time All-Pro/All-NFC, NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team

Andre Reed, football: Buffalo Bills; 7-time Pro Bowl wide receiver

Derrick Rodgers, football: New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins; 1996 All American; linebacker

Russ Rogers, USA Olympic coach and World University Games head coach

Jeremy Schaap, ESPN Commentator, Reporter/Host/E:60 Correspondent, New York Times best-selling author, six national Sports Emmy Awards

Gary Sheffield, baseball: New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers; 9-time All Star, 1997 World Series, 5-time Silver Slugger Award; right fielder/left fielder/third baseman

Davis Tarwater, swimming: USA Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay; 1 gold medal

Thurman Thomas, football: Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins; 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame running back

Mike Vanderjagt, football: Toronto Argonauts, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Fighting Pike, Tampa Bay Storm and Saskatchewan Roughriders; 1996 Dick Suderman Trophy Winner, Arena Bowl IX champion, 84th & 85th Grey Cup champion, 2003 Pro Bowl, 2003 All Pro; kicker

Peter Vanderkaay, swimming: USA Olympic 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay; 2 gold and 2 bronze medals

Everson Walls, football : Cleveland Browns, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys; 4-time Pro Bowl, 1983 All Pro, XXV Super Bowl Champion; cornerback/safety

Wesley Walls, football: Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers; 5-time Pro Bowl, 4-time All Pro, XXIV Super Bowl Champion; tight end

Allison Wagner, Silver Medalist, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 15-year World Record for the 200 short course
meter

Mykelti Williamson, actor: Forrest Gump (1994), Waiting to Exhale (1995); Heat (1995); Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995), Con Air (1997)

Anthony Womack, baseball: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates; 2001 World Series, 1997 All Star; second baseman/shortstop

Elbert “Ickey” Woods, football: Cincinnati Bengals; 1988 All Pro, famous for “Ickey Shuffle” Touchdown Celebration; running back