May 16 2011
J.J. Henry has an exciting week planned at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
On Tuesday, the Henry House Foundation, which Henry started in 2006, will join with the Jewel Charity to present a $300,000 check to Cook Children's Hospital. The money will fund the development of the Henry House Teen Room for patients there.
In addition, another $50,000 donation will be made to The First Tee of Fort Worth on Saturday as part of the Henry House Foundation's on-going efforts to build the Ben Hogan Learning Center there.
Those two opportunities to help children in the Fort Worth area will make Henry's heart feel good. But what happens on Wednesday is sure to tickle his funny bone.
Henry went to school at Texas Christian University, which is within walking distance of Colonial, and now makes his home in Fort Worth. So he made a wager on the Rose Bowl with Jerry Kelly, who was born and still lives in Madison, Wis.
Thanks to TCU's 21-19 victory over the Badgers, Kelly must wear the Super Frog mascot's costume on Wednesday prior to the pro-am. If you're there, look for Kelly's best frog impersonation on the putting green around noon CT.
At 12:20 p.m CT, Henry will play with TCU football coach Gary Patterson in the Crowne Plaza Invitational Pro-Am. He's hoping Kelly will play the first hole with them -- wearing the Super Frog costume.
"We want to get lots of pictures and make him wear it for 20 or 25 minutes," Henry told Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Jerry is being a great sport about it. It's going to be great."