March 08, 2014, 02:57 pm
Obama links up with celebrities for golf game
By Keith Laing
President Obama golfed on Saturday with former NBA player Alonzo Mourning and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad after discussing the military tensions in Ukraine with foreign leaders.
The commander-in-chief skipped out of Washington this weekend to vacation with his family in Key Largo, Fla. The White House said Obama placed calls to leaders in countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvian and Estonia before he hit the links.
Obama and the sports figures were joined by Cyrus Walker, who is the cousin of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The president has teamed up with Mourning during several recent trips to Florida. They golfed together last November and Obama will host a democratic fundraiser at Mourning's Miami home later this month.
The former Heat player is also helping the administration promote the Affordable Care Act.