Jackson State University recently received a $500,000 donation from World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson.
JSU could receive more during the Turner Sports presents Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, Friday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. CST on TNT.
Champions for Change will feature Mickelson and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley facing three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry, a near scratch golfer, and two-time Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning in modified alternate shot match play at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.
The golf event will include a series of on-course challenges to drive additional funding for HBCUs. For each of those holes, there will be a minimum of $100,000 up to $2,500,000 (on select holes) donated if a golfer sinks a hole-in-one. Additional information on these challenges will be shared, leading up to the event.
Mickelson has selected Jackson State University as the recipient of any additional donations earned during the golf competition. Curry, Barkley, and Manning have also selected an HBCU.