“Good times for a good cause” is the philosophy of the annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic, taking place Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Featuring live entertainment and great food—in addition to golf—the tournament raises funds for cancer research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
The tournament was created in 1994 by friends and family as a way to remember Brian Schultz, who passed away after a sudden and brief battle with cancer at the age of 27. An avid golf player, Schultz introduced dozens of his college friends to the sport.
“Brian loved golf, and he loved being able to share the sport with friends,” said Doug Gans, one of Schultz’s close friends and an organizer of the annual event. “We thought that creating a golf tournament would be the perfect way to honor his memory and support the fight against cancer.”
Now in its 17th year, the Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic has raised nearly $1 million to support research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. The center is one of just 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, and the only one in the San Diego region.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will also benefit the Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship at San Diego State University, Schultz’s alma mater.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with registration, a putting contest and barbeque lunch. The tournament follows at noon, and the evening will close with an awards banquet, silent and live auctions, a DJ and dancing. 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; Kids Club tickets are $45. For more information about sponsoring, donating, volunteering or participating at the event please visit www.brianschultzfoundation.com or call (619) 687-1433.
Additional information about the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center can be found at www.health.ucsd.edu/cancer.