The 25th Annual CURE Golf Classic kicked off on Friday, September 26, 2014. This event has raised $1.2 million in the past 24 years, and we are also pleased to share that this year’s tournament raised $61, 000 for pediatric cancer research! With your generous support, we were able to surpass our tournament goal of $50,000. Check out the awesome pictures taken on this day!
CURE board member and Golf Classic chairman Joe Coleman shares with us the great news.
It is my pleasure to let you all know what a great success the golf tournament was this year. You raised over $61,000! In the 25 year history of this event, over $1.2 million dollars has been raised for pediatric cancer research. As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, and friend to many who lost children to this horrible disease, it is the ultimate gift to a child or a parent that we work for a cure. You can be proud to know that when my two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, the survival rate of that type of cancer was 50%. Today, it’s 80%. It is because of organizations like CURE Childhood Cancer, who fund research, that these strides are made. But we must never stop searching for a cure until that survival rate is 100%.
I want to personally thank all of our golfers and sponsors and encourage you to come back next year. Mark your calendars to bring another team on September 25, 2015. We could not do what we do without the contributions and dedication of our corporate sponsorships. Please budget now to make an even greater commitment to CURE next year. If we all plan now then each year more money can be raised to fund the research needed to save children’s lives.
Over the years we have managed to get most items donated so that virtually all of the money raised at the Golf Classic goes to the cause. We want to recognize these groups, companies and individuals for your support:
Not only did BB&T Stephens & Company sign on as our Presenting Sponsor, but they also invited OccuSure to contribute as a Platinum Sponsor.
PLATINUM PLUS SPONSOR:
In addition to their Platinum Plus sponsorship, CS Truck & Trailer also donated goodie bag prizes as well as beverages for the day.
In addition to their Platinum Sponsorship, Cintas also provided volunteer shirts, raffle items and a check to CURE.
ACS of Georgia
TNT Parts, Inc.
Barrons Fine Jewelry
Brothers Renovation (also sponsored a sign!)
Custom Werks, LLC
Georgia Commerce Bank
Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Peach State Freightliner
Richard Kerns Truck Parts
Southeast Trailer Mart
Bradley’s Real Pit Barbecue donated lunch.
Chick-fil-A donated breakfast.
Coca-Cola donated big prizes for the specialty raffle as well as great goodie bag items.
Pro Coaters Inc. provided coolers for all golfers, items for the coolers as well as cash.
QuikTrip donated breakfast, drinks, snacks and money for our golfers.
I’d also like to give a special thanks to The Oaks Course, who has selected CURE as their corporate charity and generously allows us to bring our own food and drinks to the course. They provide extra carts and ice at no cost to us and even provide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as for the longest drive and the closest to the pin hole. Your support means so much to us.
Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity and support of CURE Childhood Cancer. I look forward to seeing each of you September 25, 2015!
Board Member – CURE Childhood Cancer
Chairman – CURE Golf Classic