Huntsman Cancer Foundation receives $50,000 donation from Utah’s only PGA TOUR event
Salt Lake City (December 10, 2015) – The Utah Sports Commission, host organization of the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, was proud to partner with the PGA TOUR/Web.com Tour, KUTV2 and other partners to present Huntsman Cancer Foundation a check for $50,000 that was raised during the 2015 Web.com Tour Utah Championship.
"The Utah Sports Commission greatly appreciates the support we received from our generous sponsors, partners, volunteers and golf fans to raise nearly $150,000 over the past three years for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation," said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. "The effort also promoted the importance of cancer awareness and prevention to our community."
Unlike any other professional sports organization, the PGA TOUR relies on more than 100,000 volunteers annually to run its tournaments, and the vast majority of its tournaments are structured as non-profit organizations designed to donate 100 percent of net proceeds to charity. Community beneficiaries include a wide variety of organizations including hospitals, youth development organizations, growth-of-the-game programs, among others.
Rob Brough, executive vice president of Marketing at Zions Bank said, “We are proud of the relationship we have had with the Utah Championship over the past several years, as it provides important economic impact to Utah as the state’s only PGA TOUR event. We are equally proud that the Utah Championship is able to provide additional benefit in our community through its contribution to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. We are so fortunate to have the Huntsman Cancer Institute right here in our backyard, and we are pleased to help further the life-changing work they do.”
“We are so grateful to the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Championship tournament for once again generously supporting the Huntsman Cancer Foundation," said Susan Sheehan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Huntsman Cancer Foundation. "This gift will help children and families who are at risk for inherited forms of cancer.”
Cancer affects everyone. It is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 85 and the leading disease killer of children. Half of all men and one-third of all women will get cancer in their lifetimes. In Utah, over 10,000 people are diagnosed and nearly 3,000 people die of cancer each year.
For information on the Huntsman Cancer Institute, visit. www.huntsmancancer.org or call 1-888-424-2100 for free cancer information.