Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to be held Aug. 6; Skidmore coach to play key role

Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to be held Aug. 26; Skidmore coach to play key role


Coaches vs. Cancer will host its sixth annual Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to benefit the American Cancer Society on Monday, Aug. 26, at the Saratoga National Golf Course.

Darren Benett
Darren Bennertt (right) with Rich and
Mary Flaherty at the 1012 tournament

The tournament, co-founded in 2008 by Skidmore head women’s basketball coach Darren Bennett, attracts coaches, civic and business leaders, and golf enthusiasts who come together to support cancer research and raise awareness. Over its history, the tournament has raised more than $250,000 to support the American Cancer Society and its mission.  

“People of all ages and walks of life are affected by the diagnosis of cancer,” said Bennett. “The Teeing Off on Cancer tournament is a way to focus on hope and to honor those who have battled the disease.” 

Rich and Mary Flaherty of the Flaherty Foundation will serve as honorary chairs and sponsors of the tournament. Mary Flaherty, a breast cancer survivor, expressed gratitude to all involved for their generosity and commitment to the American Cancer Society’s ongoing quest “to stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.”

Golfers will have the chance to participate in raffles and contests throughout the day, and the event wraps up with a dinner and charity auction to help raise additional funds to fight cancer. To register for the tournament or dinner and reception, click here.

About Coaches vs. Cancer: 
The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and local communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. For more information, click here.

About the American Cancer Society: 
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers. The organization is the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, click here

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