By Kristin Luciani
LA JOLLA–Golf enthusiasts will come together for a good time and a great cause on July 24 to participate in the fight against cancer at the 15th annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The golf tournament is hosted in memory of Brian Schultz, who passed away after a sudden and brief battle with cancer at the age of 27, and benefits the Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Friends and family established the tournament in 1994 as an occasion to remember Schultz and his love of golf, while raising funds to fight the disease. Since its founding, the Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic has raised more than $500,000.
“Brian was so passionate about golf—he wanted to do it professionally,” said Doug Gans, one of Schultz’s close friends and an organizer of the annual event. “We thought this tradition would be the most fitting way to honor his memory and to contribute to the fight against this devastating disease.”
Proceeds from this year’s golf classic will support research at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, dedicated physicians and scientists at the Center are at the forefront of cutting-edge research, and are translating promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer.
A portion of funds raised will also benefit the Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship at San Diego State University.
The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with registration, a putting contest and barbeque lunch. The tournament follows at noon, and the evening will close with an awards banquet and live entertainment. Attendees are invited to bring their children, who will be entertained with arts and crafts, games, Wii stations, a pizza dinner and movies at the Kids Club.
The player entry fee is $195 and includes the banquet and a golf shirt. Banquet-only tickets are available for $50.
For more information about sponsoring, donating, volunteering or participating at the event please visit www.brianschultzfoundation.com or call (619) 687-1433.