Arizona Republic

Originally Published: February 25, 1997

Celebs Raise Golf Green For Teens

Alice Cooper is building a center where teens can go when 'school's out for summer' or just for the day. Last weekend's celebrity golf tournament will help pay for it. 'No one got hit by a golf ball and no one got sued, so we're happy,' Cooper said at the awards gala at the Arizona Biltmore on Saturday night. Sharon and Lyle Waggoner led the live auction, which at one point was 'litter-ly' live. Coop, a registered golden retriever puppy who came complete with stacks of 'The Arizona Republic', went for $1,250.

Roseanne Higgins purchased dinner at Tarbell's with Alice and Cheryl (sic) Cooper for $3,600. ... Among celebrities who turned out for the event were Mike Connors, football players Marcus Allen and Jerry Rice, former astronaut Wally Schirra, singer Pat Boone, ex-'Happy Days' star Donny Most, baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, former Suns coach Paul Westphal and actor Wayne Rogers. At the end of the evening, Cooper received a standing ovation for his work for the Solid Rock Foundation, the group that is putting together the teen center. Cooper relied on his experience in the movie 'Wayne's World' for his response. 'I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy,' he joked.