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UNC great Al Wood will play in Salisbury Shag Golf Tournament Aug. 19

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SALISBURY — The Salisbury Shag Club will hold its 20th annual golf tournament Aug. 19, and former University of North Carolina basketball star Al Wood will be one of the participants.

The tournament starts at 1:30 p.m. at Corbin Hills Golf Club. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. Wood will be on hand to talk with participants and sign autographs starting at noon.

The tournament can accommodate the first 25 teams to sign up for the captain’s choice, four-person format.

Entry forms are available at Corbin Hills Golf Club, by contacting Gene Miller at 704-630-9305, through any Shag Club member or by mailing a request to Salisbury Shag Club, P.O. Box 356, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Wood is a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference player and a 1981 second-team All-America selection. He played at UNC from 1979 to 1981 and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1981, leading to nine years of professional basketball.

Wood recently launched Yes You Can Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to educate and empower youths to make smarter, more informed decisions about things such as underage drinking, bullying and drugs.

Wood travels around the country speaking to youths about his program, besides doing ministry work for several other organizations. He was recently in Salisbury to talk to Rowan-Salisbury Schools students as part of the Game Plan for Life series.

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