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You Can Win A Round Of Golf With Utah Jazz Guard Mike Conley

Apr 30, 2020, 2:51 PM | Updated: 2:51 pm
Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)...
Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Mike Conley is the latest Utah Jazz player to take the ALL In Challenge. The website allinchallenge.com allows users to bid on celebrity prizes with proceeds going to help food for needy communities, as well as communities hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Conley is auctioning off a three-person round-trip flight to Columbus, Ohio before heading to New Albany golf course for a round of with the guard. Ohio is where Conley calls home during the NBA’s offseason.

In mid-April, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell accepted the ALL IN Challenge by donating a game-worn jersey and shoes, a meet and greet with the player, courtside seats to an upcoming game, and early access to Mitchell’s new signature shoes. That auction is set to end this weekend with the highest bid currently sitting at $15,000 with seven different entries. The opening bid began at $10,000.

A round of golf with Conley may be a better bargain, at least for now. The opening bid to meet Conley on the links began at $2,500 climbed to $3,200 since opening this week. The auction is set to expire at midnight on May 19.

“I’m donating a package experience for you and two guests to fly out to New Albany, Ohio to play in one of the top golf courses in the nation, The Golf Club,” Conley says in the video, “The package includes first-class tickets, a two-night hotel stay, and access to the course for you and two friends to play golf with me. With COVID19 causing so much uncertainty in our world today, it’s a great time for us to connect and raise money for those who need it most.”

As players have taken part in the challenge, they conclude their videos by nominating fellow athletes to take part. Conley nominated Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol, and Golf pro and Utah native Tony Finau to take the challenge. Conley was nominated by former teammate Zach Randolph.

Since entering the NBA in 2007, Conley has been one of the league’s most philanthropic players. Last December, Conley surprised 15 youths at the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Boys and Girls Club in Murray, gifting Microsoft Xboxes to the surprised club members.

In addition to the video game consoles, the 13-year NBA veteran teamed with Xbox, Microsoft, and the popular game creator 2K Sports to gift the youths Utah Jazz gaming hats and the NBA 2K video game.

During the hiatus from basketball, Conley also took part in and won the NBA HORSE Challenge broadcast on ESPN.

The event was sponsored by State Farm which donated more than $200,000 on behalf of the participants to charities focused on coronavirus response efforts.

Conley’s generosity was a staple during his 12-year career in Memphis before joining the Jazz, specifically working with those affected by sickle cell disease.

The Jazz guard has two cousins who have suffered from sickle cell disease and during his time in Memphis, raised more than $1 million in for the Methodist University Hospital’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.

In 2019, Conley personally donated $500,000 to the center.

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