The Darrel Chaney Invitational

supporting the United Way of White County

April 14th & 15th 2025


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United Way of White County was very fortunate to always have a wonderful group of celebrities for the The Darrel Chaney Invitational. Many celebrities return each year as the event is so much fun for their guests and themselves and the location at the Valhalla Golf Club & Resort, and the surrounding Alpine region of Helen and Unicoi National Park makes the location unbeatable.

CELEBRITY  Guests  in the past have included

Steve Wallace

  • Offensive Tackle NFL 1986 - 1997
  • Drafted by 49ers, fourth Rnd 1986
  • All Pro 1992 & 1994

Roger Erickson

  • Pitcher 1978 - 1983
  • Drafted to Twins as amateur 1977
  • Major League debut April 7th, 1978

Dewey McClain

  • Linebacker NFL 1976 - 1980
  • Signed as Free Agent to Falcons '76
  • 2 yrs at Oakland & Oklahoma USFL

Darrel Chaney

  • Shortstop/2ndBase MLB 1969 -1979
  • Debut with Reds April 11th, 1969
  • Traded to Braves '75 for Mike Lum
Darrel Chaney - Baseball Sol Brannon – Football Buddy Curry - Football    Doug Collins - State Rep.
Glenn Hubbard – Baseball Arthur Culbreath - Olympian        Jeff Keppinger - Baseball                Mac Scarce - Baseball
Leo Mazzone - Baseball Fred Banks - Football      Reggie Brown – Football Scott Woerner- Football
Ron Reed – Baseball Marty Perez - Baseball    Charlie Criss - Basketball                Haskell Stanback - Football
Dave Bristol - Baseball Steve Kiner – Football Jeff Yeates - Football        Frank Bozanich – Long Distance Runner
Bobby Cox - Baseball Bill Elliott - Nascar Driver            Rick Arrington - Football                Sol Brannon - Football
Dewey McClain – Football            Gary Peters - Baseball    Jennifer Demby - Olympian          Horace King-Football
Terry Harper - Baseball Mel Pender - Olympian  Rawly Eastwick – Baseball Charlie Criss - Basketball
Doug Flynn - Baseball      Steve Nicosia – Baseball Corey Hulsey – Football Walter Curry _ Football
Larry Livers - Olympian  Greg McMichael – Baseball          Craig Skok – Baseball Kevin Loughery – Basketball
Alexandro Pena - Baseball            Michael Cheever - Football          Jim Nash - Baseball          Harvey Glance – Olympian
Evan Oglesby - Football  Steve Wallace – Football                Roger Kaiser – Basketball              Phil Schaefer _ Georgia Sports HOF Broadcaster
Shawn Jones Football Hal Morris - Baseball        Jim Rooker – Baseball      Steve Shields – Baseball
Alfonso Carreker - Football            Mike McCoy – Football Roger Erickson – Baseball Larry Livers – Track & Field
Frank Reed - Football      Bob Galasso - Baseball    Keldrick Dunn – Football Bill Vanderford – Fishing
Luis Gomez - Baseball      Jason White – Nascar Driver Dale Ellis – Basketball Tom Paciorek - Baseball


NOTE: Disclaimer; not all these celebrities attend every year but there is every chance you will get to see them this year or next year, as they love this event and we thank them most graciously for supporting United Way of White County and the agencies we support.


Contact Information

  • United Way of White County
  • PO. Box 1288
  • Cleveland, GA 30528
  • Tel: (706) 348-7067
  • Fax: (706) 865-1730

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