Former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Christian Okoye will speak at the Nov. 2 banquet concluding the Ladies Plastics Golf Organization's 17th annual tournament.
The fund-raising event at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif., focuses on breast cancer awareness in support of programs of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif. The center uses the funds to provide biopsies for needy or uninsured patients, wigs, physical therapy exercise classes, lymphedema sleeves and prosthesis bras.
The 2016 LPGO golf tournament raised $40,000 bringing the group's donation total to more than $440,000 over the first 16 years, said plastics industry veteran Dolores Ketner, LPGO founder and president.
In addition to Okoye, two former members of the Los Angeles Rams — cornerback-punt returner LeRoy Irvin and defensive end Reggie Doss — plan to join golfers at the course.
Okoye, a Nigerian-American nicknamed the Nigerian Nightmare, played for the Chiefs from 1987-1992. He won the National Football League's rushing title in 1989 with 1,480 yards and retired as the Chiefs' all-time rushing leader.
In a 1981 game against the Atlanta Falcons, Irvin returned punts for 207 yards, a league record for most punt return yards in a single game.