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Dylan Larkin Ready to Tee It Up For Charity



Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings player

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin will play later this month in the Ally Challenge Celebrity Shootout. It will also feature PGA legend Jack Nicklaus.

The four-hole event will be played on August 27 at the Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc.

The charity event features two-time Super Middleweight World Champion boxer Anthony Dirrell, U.S. Adaptive Open champion golfer Kim Moore and former NBA star Jalen Rose. He is also an ESPN analyst.

Known as the Golden Bear, Nicklaus holds the record of 18 major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). Since retiring from the tour, Nicklaus is known for his charity work.

Other celebrities will be added in the coming weeks. The competitors will play holes 10, 11, 17 and 18 after the completion of the second round of the Ally Challenge PGA Tour Champions tournament. This will be a team scramble event.

Zetterberg Past Participant

Former Red Wings player Henrik Zetterberg played in this event in 2019 when it was a nine-hole team scramble. In a pairing with country recording artist Dierks Bentley, they won $7,000 for charity. Kid Rock and Nicklaus were two other celebrity competitors that years. Nicklas and Kid Rock combined to win $15,000 for charity at that event.

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Larkin is coming off his best NHL season (31 goals, 38 assists for 69 points in 71 games) and spent the summer recovering from core muscle surgery. That injury caused him to shut down his 2021-22 season in April. Larkin also announced his engagement this summer to girlfriend Kenzy Wolfe. He published a proposal photo on Instagram.

The Red Wings and Larkin, 26, are currently in the process of negotiating a new contract this summer, although no information is coming out of those talks. Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi can both become unrestricted free agents next summer if a new deal is not negotiated.