Friday, July 25, 2014

New cancer foundation brings out big stars to the greens

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Coeur d'Alene Resort photo
For years now, the community had rallied each summer for the Coaches vs. Cancer events, which last year culminated with an appearance by Dana Carvey.

While Coaches vs. Cancer is still a program of the American Cancer Society, a group of former C vs. C organizers have now created a locally focused charity aimed at fighting cancer. The Community Cancer Fund (CCF) is aimed at funding local cancer screening programs and research efforts.

The nonprofit organization is also debuting a celebrity golf tournament at the Coeur d'Alene Resort's famed golf course — yes, the one with the green floating out in the lake. Slated for Aug. 18, the Showcase Celebrity Golf Exhibition is to feature big names in professional golf, as well as the sort of big names in sports, specifically basketball, who've always come out for Mark and Marcy Few's C vs. C event.

Here's a rundown of those scheduled to appear, with more to be announced later, from a CCF press release:

A preliminary list of participants scheduled to take part in The Showcase events include Gonzaga University Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Few, Eastern Washington University Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Hayford, Boise State University Men’s Basketball Coach Leon Rice, Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre, Oregon State University Men’s Basketball Coach Wayne Tinkle, University of Idaho Men’s Basketball Coach Don Verlin, former NBA players Dan Dickau and Craig Ehlo, and ESPN personalities Neil Everett, Sean McDonough and Fran Fraschilla. 

Spectator tickets are now on sale. General admission tickets are $20, but there are VIP packages going up to $400.

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