NFL Hall of Famers, former Major League Baseball players and other sports celebrities will gather July 13-14 to pay tribute to the former Oakland Raider and raise funds for cancer programs and traumatic brain injury research during the 6th annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic http://www.gu63.org/at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee, Calif.
NFL Hall of Famers Marcus Allen and Mike Haynes as well as MLB star and Cy Young winner Vida Blue along with snow sports celebrities like big mountain snowboarder and environmental advocate Jeremy Jones and downhill ski racer Daron Rahlves will be swinging away in the celebrity tournament that is the signature fundraiser for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund at the Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation. The Truckee high school football team will also be there to meet with celebrities, support the Cancer Center, and help with the event.
July 14, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee, California. http://www.golfintahoe.com/
11406 Henness Road, Truckee, CA 96161
The fund benefits the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center http://www.tahoecancercenter.
com/, and the Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research. Since the inaugural in 2009, the event has raised nearly $700,000 for pancreatic cancer research, quality medical treatment and care for cancer patients and their families, sustainability and advancement of medical technology, and funding for research in areas such as traumatic brain injury.
Tours of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and interviews with Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP, medical director of Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, can be arranged as well.
Gene Upshaw’s legacy will forever be remembered for much more than his remarkable football career. He has touched many, including all of those who have ever been a part of the cancer center that bears his name in North Lake Tahoe. The cancer center is very dear to the community of North Tahoe, and the surrounding areas for the access it creates to state-of-the-art treatment options. Upshaw was a founding member at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing before he passed away from pancreatic cancer at 63.
Celebrity commitments to-date include the aforementioned NFL Hall of Famers along with former Raiders head coach Tom Flores and former NFL players Tim Brown, Raymond Chester, Herm Edwards, and Steve Bono, plus former San Francisco Giants first baseman J.T. Snow, among the field of 23 to 26 celebrities.
Practice rounds begin Sunday, July 13, followed by a VIP pairings party. Tournament play begins Monday, July 14, with a 9 a.m.shotgun start followed by an afternoon awards banquet.
Registration, sponsorship opportunities, volunteer inquiries and a full list of participating celebrities can be viewed athttp://www.gu63.org/. Sponsors receive playing spots in the tournament and the opportunity to meet and spend time with players from the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl winning teams of the 1970s and 80s, five-star lodging, VIP tickets to the private pairings party, gift bags, and recognition on all program materials and releases.