Golf legend Phil Mickelson donates $500k to Jackson State, possibly more to come



World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson recently made a $500,000 donation to Jackson State, and more could be coming in a televised challenge Friday.


Mickelson will be playing in the Turner Sports presents Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change, which will broadcast Friday at 2 p.m. on TNT. The challenge will feature Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, three-time NBA champion Steph Curry and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.


The event will include a series of on-course challenges to bring additional funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Each hole has a minimum of $100,00 and will go up to $2,500,000, on select holes, if a golfer sinks a hole-in-one.


Mickelson selected Jackson State as his HBCU to support during the competition. Barkley will represent Tuskegee and Curry has chosen Howard. Manning chose the trio of Grambling State, Southern University at New Orleans and Lane College.


Final donation amounts for schools will be announced the following Monday.


The pro golfer went on Barstool Sports' "21st and Prime," co-hosted by new JSU football coach Deion Sanders, recently to discuss his donation. The episode published Monday morning.


Jackson State president Thomas Hudson tweeted out his gratitude after the announcement of Mickelson's donation.

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