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The Julius Erving Golf Classic is a three day experience honoring NBA Icon Julius “Dr J” Erving through basketball, lifestyle and golf. The experience showcases an 18 hole on-course museum featuring signature moments in his legendary career.

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Atlantic City Country Club will host the Erving Classic for this special 5th Anniversary celebration. The beautiful and historical course is known for the “Birth place of the Birdie” and being one of the most notable and premiere courses in New Jersey.

The Logan Hotel


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, is an MGM Resort International property. The most breathtaking casino in Atlantic City, Erving guests will enjoy luxurious hotel accommodations, world class dining, restaurants from Iron Chefs Wolfgang Puck, award-winning spa and more. Borgata strives to present guests with the best hotel and casino experience in Atlantic City, NJ.



Transforming lives and providing opportunity, The Salvation Army of South Jersey is an organization that holds history in the career of Julius Erving. #HopeWithABasketball will allow Julius to connect and give back to the children of the community.

The Icon

Julius Erving | An Icon & Legend

Julius Winfield Erving Il, known by the nickname “Dr. J”, helped launch a modern style of basketball that emphasized athletic play above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the now defunct (ABA). As some players are considered to be “the team”, Dr. J was considered to be “the league”. He was the undisputed face of the ABA and their new brand of basketball, when the ABA-NBA merger occurred after the 1976 season.

Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles while playing with the ABA’s Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers. He is currently ranked in the top 5 in scoring, with 30,026 points (NBA and ABA combined). Julius is most well-known for his artistry above the rim concluding with his patented slam dunk. Generations later, players are still trying to imitate that iconic dunk from the free throw line, which he executed on his way to winning the ABA’s Slam Dunk Contest in 1976.

Erving was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Erving is known as a dignified and gracious individual who truly understands what it means to be an ambassador to the game of basketball. While a player, he understood the responsibility of being seen as the “Doctor” and didn’t disappoint game in and game out. Today, he remains one of the most cherished players around the game and is respected by players and coaches both past and present.


2019 Schedule


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Erving Youth Basketball Experience
Presented by Philadelphia 76ers
In partnership with The Salvation Army
& Grab A Ball & Play


12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Erving Classic Women’s Experience
By Invitation Only | Dress Code | Fashionably Chic

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The Erving Red Carpet & Pairings Party
@ Premier Night Club, (Borgata Resort & Casino)
Suits & Fabulous Cocktail Attire
Red Carpet opens at 7:30 PM

12:00 AM – Close
The Erving Cigar Lounge & After Party
By Invitation Only | Credentials Required


8:00 AM
Breakfast, Gifting & Registration
@ Atlantic City Country Club

9:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies
Presented By Jefferson

10:00 AM
Julius Erving Golf Classic
Presented by Delta Airlines
Dress Code | Golf Attire Required

1:30 PM
Cocktails with Dorys
@ The Erving Clubhouse Lounge

2:30 PM
The Erving Lounge
@ Atlantic City Country Club
Opens DJ, Cocktails & Nosh
By Invitation Only | Credentials Required

3:00 PM
The Erving Playoffs
Presented by Toyota

4:00 PM
The Erving Legacy Closing Ceremonies & Awards
@ The Erving Clubhouse Lounge


Jay Harris

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

Seema Sadekar

Professional Golfer & Fashionista

Doug E. Fresh

Rapper & Record Producer

2019 Invited Celebrities

* Past Attendees

*Julius Erving
NBA Icon & Hall Of Fame

Ahmad Rashad
NFL Hall OF Fame

Allen Iverson
NBA Hall of Fame

*Alonzo Mourning
NBA Hall OF Fame

*Ann Myers Drysdale

Anthony Anderson
Actor & Comedian

*Beverly Johnson
Model & Actress

*Ced The Entertainer
Actor & Comedian

*Charles Barkley
NBA Hall Of Fame

*Chris Tucker
Actor & Comedian

Clyde Drexler
NBA Hall Of Fame & Commissioner of BIG 3

*Dei Lynam
Sports Analyst & Personality

Doug E. Fresh
Rapper & Record Producer

*Eddie Levert
R&B Legend

*Elton Brand
Sixers NBA Star

Festus Ezeli
NBA Champion

Flex Alexander
Actor & Comedian

*Gerald Henderson Jr.
Former NBA Star

*Gerald Henderson Sr.
Former NBA Star

*George Lopez
Actor & Comedian

R&B Star

*Greg Anthony
NBA Star & NBA TV Analyst

*Jahlil Okafor
NBA Star

Jalen Rose
Former NBA Star & ESPN Announcer

*Jay Harris
ESPN Broadcaster

*Jeffrey Osborne
R&B Legend

*Jerome Bettis
NFL Hall of Fame

*Jim Jackson
Former NBA Star & Fox Sports Analysist

*Joe Carter
Former MLB Star

*Joe Washington
Former NFL Star

*John Starks
Former NBA Star

*Johnny Gill
R&B Legend

*Justin Anderson
NBA Star

*Keith Byars
Broadcaster & Former NFL Star

*Lee Elder
Golf Legend

*Marc Zumoff

*Marcus Allen
NFL Hall Of Fame

*Markelle Fultz
NBA Star

Matt Barnes
NBA Champion

*Maurice Edu
Philadelphia Union Soccer Star

*Mike Phillips
Jazz Musician

*Mike Quick
Former NFL Star

*Mike Woodson
Former NBA Star & Coach

Nancy Lieberman
WNBA Hall Of Fame

*Ozzie Smith
MLB Hall of Fame

*Philip Bailey
R&B Legend

*Reggie Jackson
MLB Hall of Fame

*Reggie Theus
Former NBA Star

*Richard Dent
NFL Hall of Fame

Richard “RIP” Hamilton
Former NBA Star

Ron Harper
NBA Champion

*Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Former NBA Star

*Seema Sadekar
Professional Golfer & Fashionista

*Shaquille O’Neal
NBA Hall of Fame

*Sonny Hill
Basketball Legend

*Tony Cornelius
Soul Train Royalty

*Victor Green
Former NFL Star

*Wanda Durant
Inspirational Speaker

*Winky Wright
Hall of Fame Boxer

World B. Free
Former NBA Star


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Big Mountain Imaging


Atlantic City Country Club


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