Our 16th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off Against Cancer
That’s a wrap on the 2018 Summit Charity Golf Tournament! It was another beautiful day on the green as 109 golfers gathered at the Ruby Hill Golf Club to raise money for Lazarex Cancer Foundation.
It’s always an inspiring time as our golfers, volunteers, guests, and sponsors rally to support a wonderful and deserving cause, especially one that does so much to bring hope to cancer patients as well as the means in which to pursue life extending treatment.
We are pleased to share that together we were able to raise more than $43,000 for Lazarex! That means the organization will be able to help more patients connect with clinical trials that have the potential to give them more time with their loved ones and possibly save their lives.
Lucky for us, the weather was perfect for golfing. The day began with SuperTicket scratch-offs and a putting contest and ended that evening with a beer and wine reception, followed by dinner and a heartfelt presentation from Lazarex Development Manager, Erin Miller.
Erin’s husband Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 when he was just 44 years old. She told us the story of his journey and that of their family as he struggled to survive after his doctors gave up hope and prepared him to die. With the help of her sister-in-law and their community, they were able to raise money for Mike to participate in a clinical trial that ultimately gave him 19 more months with his three small children and family and inspired the launch of Lazarex.
The evening concluded with our silent auction where the highest bidders went home with trips to Tahoe and Arizona, a signed jersey from Kevin Durant of the Warriors, a tour of Napa, lots of wine and more!
As always, we are grateful for the participation, donations and goodwill of all of you – our valued clients, friends, family and sponsors. We hope to see you again next year!
The Winner’s Circle
Congratulations to the following players:
1st Place: Scott Raty, Tim Miles, Mark Mullany and Jim Galbraith
2nd Place: Steve Haworth, Dan Boake, Frank Nelson, Steve Bado
3rd Place: Anthony DiRegolo, Tom O’Brien, Jason Heise, and Bob Stafford
Closest to the Pin: Joe Brunel
SuperTicket Scratch-off Winner: Jim Ward
Longest Drive (Male): Steve Bado
Longest Drive (Female): Lisa Lee
Closest to the Pin: Mat Yamagata
Putting Contest: Jim Pistolesi
Marshmallow Drive: Ben Ostlie
View all of our photos from the event here!