On behalf of the entire Killebrew-Thompson Board of Directors and staff, we would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s efforts - especially our sponsors who, despite the cancellation, still contributed to the fight to cure cancer. We are so grateful for all of our participants and friends who supported us during this very difficult year.
We now switch gears and look ahead to next summer’s tournament, which will be held on August 20-23, 2014. We plan on making it the biggest and best event that we have ever hosted! We look forward to seeing everyone next year, but until then, we wish you all a very happy and healthy winter.
Georgie Fenton, Tournament Director
Michele Marchese, Tournament Manager
The Tradition Continues...
Every August for the past 36 years, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered celebrities, sponsors, participants, Members of Congress and supporters with one common goal: the cure for cancer and leukemia.
Started in 1976 by Harmon Killebrew and Ralph Harding, in memory of the Minnesota Twins' shortstop, Danny Thompson, the Tournament is now considered one of the leading fundraisers for cancer research.
We are proud to announce that the 2012 contribution to the recipients was $700,000. The proceeds from the event go to the University of Minnesota Cancer Research Center in Minneapolis and to the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise. Due to the participation and support of 40 corporate sponsors nationally known celebrities, the tournament has not only raised in excess of $12.5 million that has gone directly to cancer and leukemia research, but over the years those funds have been used in various matching grant programs that have been leveraged to the million dollar level annually.
“The contributions by the Killebrew-Thompson Golf Tournament, critical in and of itself, has leveraged additional research funds of well over $25 million.” President Emeritus Robert Bruininks, University of Minnesota.
Becoming a part of this very worthy cause not only makes important strides in cancer and leukemia research possible, but also means four days of enjoyment for you and your guests in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. We encourage you to participate in the upcoming event, which has been set for August 21-24, 2013.
For further details, please do not hesitate to contact our office.