From wire and staff reports
ST. LOUIS - Atlanta running back Warrick Dunn heads the list of sports' top "Good Guys," announced Monday by the Sporting News.
Athletes from major league baseball, the NFL, NBA and NASCAR were nominated by their teams or leagues. Winners were chosen by the Sporting News staff.
The St. Louis-based publication said the award honors athletes "who open their hearts as well as their wallets to serve the needy and unfortunate and improve their communities through compassion and generosity."
The Warrick Dunn Foundation and his Home for the Holidays program have assisted 52 single mothers and 135 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, La., and Tampa, Fla. The program provides $5,000 toward the down payment on homes, then surprises the new owner with furnishings, food, linens, even toothbrushes.
"Warrick Dunn has gone beyond anything anyone could reasonably expect in helping others," said John Rawlings, senior vice president and editoral director of the Sporting News.
Hewitt adds new assistant
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt filled out his staff Monday by hiring Charlton Young, the associate head coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga last season.
Young replaces Cliff Warren, who left in May to become head coach at Jacksonville.
Young, a former star player at Georgia Southern, served as the top assistant to Chattanooga coach John Shulman for one season. The Moccasins won the Southern Conference championship and reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1997.
Spivey, River's Edge seniors tie in tourney
Seniors from River's Edge Golf Club fought to a 6-6 deadlock with seniors from Lake Spivey Golf Club to retain "The Senior Cup" following matches at the two courses on June 21 and 23.
Lake Spivey golfers held a 3-1 edge following best ball play on the first day of competition, but the team from River's Edge won 5 of 8 singles matches to gain the 6-6 standoff. Since River's Edge won the inaugural matches in 2004, all they needed to retain the trophy in the Ryder Cup-style format was a tie.
Players from River's Edge were Sherold Skinner, Tony Novak, John Chisnell, Bob Martin, Paul Prince, Jim Coan, Dave Jimmerson, Tom Whitehead and alternates Jim Rice and Richard Claunan.
Lake Spivey team members were Gene Dorminey, Jerry Atkins, Chuck Myers, Tommy Pasley, George Smith, Mack Bass, Don Nelson and Herb Jones.