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Shaq to Perform at American Family Championship Concert


Originally published on Channel3000.com

Golfers will not be the only athletes at the American Family Insurance Championship later this month. Former NBA star Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal will perform at the golf tournament’s benefit concert at Breese Stevens Field on June 22.

O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion who has stayed in the public spotlight after his basketball career, will serve as disc jockey for the tournament’s concert, according to a release from organizers.

He will perform two 20-minute sets during the concert, each coming after the opening and second acts—A Thousand Horses and Sara Evans. REO Speedwagon will headline the concert.

“Shaq is truly larger than life, and we’re sure his personality and performance skills will add a fun and exciting presence during his visit to Madison and participation in our events,” Nate Pokrass, American Family Insurance Championship tournament director said in a statement.

Proceeds from the event will go to various charities, including the American Family Children’s Hospital.

O’Neal will make an appearance at the University Ridge Golf Course earlier in the day, where the tournament will take place from June 18 to June 24.