Some may have been there for the golf, but by the end of the evening, it was the roast that had everyone roaring at the 11th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast and Golf Classic benefiting DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) last Thursday night.
Held at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA the target of the evening’s jabs was none other than NFL legend (and winning NASCAR owner!) Joe Gibbs, who was playfully pestered by former ‘Skins players Jeff Bostic, Dexter Manley, Clinton Portis, John Riggins, Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Gibbs’ son J.D., and via videos by Tony Kornheiser (Wilbon’s PTI co-host) and Gibbs’ NASCAR team members Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth.
One of the event’s oldest supporters — and don’t think they let him forget it! — Gibbs participated in the very first Wilbon golf classic 11 years ago and has been a long-time friend of the non-profit beneficiary which enables DC public and public charter high school students to enroll in and graduate from college via direct counseling, retention/support, and financial assistance.
Gibbs was good-natured about the ribbing… and about sharing the spotlight as JB got a little juice of his own — a new scholarship named for HIM.
At the event, it was announced that the first ever DC-CAP Michael Wilbon Scholarship recipient is now in college… and a new scholarship, the DC-CAP James Brown Scholarship, was established this year (both scholarships award up to $50,000 to a single student so they can attend college).
*All photos courtesy of Hyon Smith Photography