Providing funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for individuals suffering with kidney disease.
Every year, the annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament is held in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Country Club of Landfall. It is a weekend of laughter, exciting events, and a golf tournament. The event weekend raises money for a worthy cause, all in honor and memory of a wonderful human being…Willie Stargell. The proceeds from the event support the Willie Stargell Foundation, a private, non-profit volunteer organization raising money for kidney disease research and the treatment of individuals struggling with kidney disease.
Willie passed away on April 9, 2001 after a valiant fight with kidney disease. His quiet courage and determination in battling many illnesses as a result of this disease, was remarkable. Every year since 2003, many committed individuals, including former teammates and friends of Willie, come together to celebrate his remarkable life while raising money to help improve the quality of life for another person living with kidney disease.
Willie Stargell Wins
Stamps Batted In (SBI) Pennant Race
Willie Stargell fans stepped up to the plate in the Stamps Batted In (SBI) pennant
race to position the Pittsburgh Pirate icon as the Most Popular Player (MPP) among four icons
immortalized on the Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever stamps last summer.
Click here to read the full press release from the U.S. Postal Service.
Willie Stargell Foundation Gives $50,000
The Willie Stargell Foundation is honored to announce that on April 9, 2012 it awarded
$50,000 in grants in the fight against kidney disease. Through funds raised at its 9th Annual Willie
Stargell Celebrity Golf Tournament in November 2011, the foundation has contributed $5,000 each to the
UNC and Duke Kidney Transplant Outreach Programs, $10,000 to the DaVita Kidney Emergency Fund,
and $30,000 to the Willie "Pops" Stargell Kidney Dialysis Center at New Hanover Regional Medical
A Sincere Thank You
Board Of Directors
Margaret Weller-Stargell, President
Michelle Hackman, Event Director
David H. Davis
L.S. "Bo" Dean Jr.
James McCabe, MD