Tee Up For Life- Keith Ingram Memorial Golf Tournament
It’s that time again…time to Tee Up For Life! We’re hosting our 6th annual Keith Ingram Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, May 4th, at The Cascades to help cancer survivors forward their lives.
Former PGA Tour winner Jacky Cupit has invited some of his golfing friends – PGA professionals – to play in the event. Homero Blancas, Marty Fleckman, Babe Hiskey, and Roy Pace will be in attendance, as will Dick Goetz. Top tournament sponsors receive the added bonus of having a Pro as a teammate. Special guest, Pat Wheeler, will emcee throughout the day. Wheeler is a golf correspondent and Dallas radio show host of “Texas Links on the Air.” Amongst golfers, he’s well-known for his book “When Golf Was Fun.”
The tournament is a six-man team format with “par is your friend.” Registration, lunch on the driving range, and a golf clinic conducted by Fleckman will start at 11 a.m. Shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m., ending with awards and meet the pros at 5 p.m. Cost is $175 per player.
In its 6thyear, the tournament was first hosted on March 25, 2013 in memory of Keith Ingram, founding Board Member and Board President of the Foundation. “This annual event is a tribute to the legacy of friendship, humor, and community service bestowed to us by Keith,” said Dr. Gary Kimmel, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Cancer Foundation For Life®.
The Tee Up for Life Keith Ingram Memorial Golf Tournament benefits FitSteps for Life® which provides cancer exercise treatment free of charge for the patient’s lifetime. Individualized and structured exercise treatment is prescribed specifically for cancer patients and tailored to their diagnosis and physical capabilities. FitSteps became a cause near and dear to Jacky’s heart after his wife began the program during her cancer treatment.
For 17 years, Cancer Foundation For Life® has been offering the FitSteps program and support to patients in their cancer journey, beginning at diagnosis and continuing throughout and after treatment. Patients in the FitSteps program become part of a community of cancer survivors experiencing similar challenges and stages. By building strength (both physically and emotionally) and a sense of empowerment, patients gain hope, peace, and a new meaning of life in their fight against cancer.
For more information and to register for the tournament, click here or call 903-561-0149.