Curing Kids Cancer Golf Classic raises more than $525,000
Atlanta, GA – May 24, 2017
The 12th annual Curing Kids Cancer Golf Classic presented by AT&T, held at Atlanta National Golf Club on Monday, May 1, was a success that united people from across the U.S. to support one mission--funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime.
This year was the highest fundraising year in the history of the Curing Kids Cancer Golf Classic. With special guests including legendary ESPN analyst Lee Corso, award winning pediatric oncologist Dr. Stephan Grupp and University of South Carolina's Men’s Golf Coach Bill McDonald, the day was filled with tee shots and fundraising.
Sunday night's golf games were just a warm-up for the golf tournament the next day. More than 130 golfers were in the field on Monday at Atlanta National Golf Club. As Monday concluded and the fundraising came to a close, celebratory news was announced.
Curing Kids Cancer would like to thank all of the tournament’s corporate sponsors including AT&T, Intel,  7, Cisco Jasper, Synchronoss, Airvoice Wireless, Consumer Cellular, Qualcomm, and WNC. For a complete list of supporters, please visit the tournament website. CKC would also like to recognize Nothing Bundt Cakes, Chick-fil-A, Pure Inspired Jewels with a Purpose, Zaxby’s, and iHeart Radio for their generous support of the event.
Special thanks to Mecum Auction's chief auctioneer Mark Delzell as well as Mecum ring men, Ben Gunter and Matt Delzell, for leading a lively auction and the call-to-fund donation portion of the evening. Tournament guests came together and raised nearly $90,000 in less than ten minutes for Curing Kids Cancer. Overall, more than $525,000 was raised from the tournament, benefiting the most innovative and leading pediatric cancer research and treatments in North America.
Photos from the Tournament
Guests that attended the Golf Classic can find their photos on Facebook by liking the Curing Kids Cancer page. Please email Abigail Pait at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.