Daryl "Moose" Johnston, former Dallas Cowboys fullback, and Don Shula, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Miami Dolphins head coach, are teaming up with Rheem Manufacturing to promote the 2003 Rheem Classic golf tournament, which will be held in Fort Smith, AR, April 21-27 at the Hardscrabble Country Club.

Johnston and Shula, Rheem Air Conditioning Division premiere celebrity spokesmen, are giving their time to support the Rheem Classic through a series of special radio and television public service announcements.

"Both Rheem and the PGA Tour are strongly committed to communities and charities across the country, just as Daryl and I are," Shula said.

"Because of their deep commitment, we're happy to team up with these outstanding organizations to ask the public to support the Rheem Classic to benefit children's charities and help promote the game of golf to everyone, everywhere," Johnston said.

The Rheem Classic public service announcements will air throughout April.

"We are pleased to have our good friends Moose Johnston and Coach Shula join in the promotion of the Rheem Classic," said Ed Raniszeski, Rheem director of market development and communications.

"With their help on the PSAs, we can highlight the high quality of golf on the Nationwide Tour, encourage the public to attend the Rheem Classic tournament, and stress the value of having a PGA Tour event in our community. Champions attract champions, after all, and the Rheem Classic is a championship caliber event. We are most interested in providing Super Bowl-sized support to charities benefiting children."

The Rheem Classic is a $475,000 event with a winner's share of $85,500. Current PGA Tour rookie, Todd Fischer, won the 2002 event by one stroke over Gavin Coles, Doug Barron and Andy Sanders. Among this year's players will be Bryce Molder, Joe Ogilvie, Casey Martin, and Mark Hensby, winner of the former Nike Tour event.

Visit www.rheemclassic.com for more information.