American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2021 E-Update
June 2021 l Issue No. 7
Dear Team Coaches vs. Cancer, 

Because of you, we set records last month for the biggest Las Vegas Golf Classic ever - 69 foursomes and $1.43 million raised. Thank you for making it happen. More importantly, thank you for supporting those fighting cancer. 

Led by Sanford Health, MGM Resorts International and coaches throughout the nation, the 14th Annual event brought us back together in Las Vegas to support the American Cancer Society. It was terrific to see everyone at Park MGM and the courses. 
Plans are already being made for next year and we’ll let you know the dates as soon as they are solidified. Please plan to join us in Las Vegas for the 15th Annual Classic in 2022. Together, we are going to beat this nasty disease. 

Lon Kruger
Coaches vs. Cancer Council, Chair
K-State, OU and Houston Baptist claim gross titles
Cottrell's team captures Southern Highlands win
Kansas State and Oklahoma are two of the best-represented schools every year at the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health - and both schools captured a gross title last month. Kansas State’s team of John Chandler, Jarrod Cochran, Bernie Haney and Tracer Paul (pictured) captured the Shadow Creek gross title while Sooner Stickmen (featuring Danny Heatly, Ron Clark, Tyler Woodward and Bo Overton) took home the Summit gross title. 
Meanwhile, Houston Baptist head coach Ron Cottrell’s team - including Corey Powell, Adam Carpenter and Matthew Werner - took home the gross title at Southern Highlands. 

After winning a gross title in 2020, Eric Lautenbach’s Nike team (including Jamie Snook, Rich Schlachter and Ben Lindquist (pictured)) captured the net title at Summit in 2021. MGM’s team of Eric Toomey, Jason Shullo, JJ Buchanan and Kirt Finley (Southern Highlands) and Benefit Architects featuring Bud Hebert, Jerry Baker, Jerod Baker and JD Keller (Shadow Creek) also won net titles. 
Additional Winners at Southern Highlands:
2nd Gross: Oregon: Mike Hudman, Ryan Hudman, Tom Read, Peter Jacobsen
2nd Net: 83 in 45: Sean Farnham, Josh Oder, Ian Morgan, Dave Gorman
3rd Net: Top of the World: Scott Shuler, Scott Bauman, Matt MacKay, Brad Skalla

Additional Winners at Shadow Creek:
2nd Gross: Team Canfield: Jordan Canfield, Bob Chipman, Chad Roesler, Justin Jacquinot (pictured)
2nd Net: Wald Family Foods: Tommy Wald, John Reaves, Adam Lohman, Matt McMillan
3rd Net: Kansas State Clark 1: Mike Pestinger, Blake Pestinger, Larry Fouts, Josh McCowan 
"Hole Hero" sponsors honor loved ones
  • Sanford Health

  • MGM Resorts International

  • NextGen Cattle Co. in memory of Bryan Lindstrom

  • Nike Basketball Family in memory of Coach Paul Westphal

  • Top of the World in memory of Kathy Hill and in honor of Shelly Wilson
  • The UPS Store in memory of Joe Yale and Beth Sprude

  • Comprehensive Cancer Centers in honor of our fighters, survivors and angels

  • Wald Family Foods

  • Xs & Os of Success in memory of Keith Campbell and in honor of Larry Allen, Scot Boken and Natalie Gubler

  • Lon and Barb Kruger in memory of Coach Lew Hill

  • The McGivern Family in honor of Coach Lon Kruger - Thank you for 10 amazing years at OU and your tireless leadership in the fight against cancer.

  • Mark and Caroline Reaves in honor of Micki Amos

  • Danny and Dana Heatly in memory of Dale Beckham and Charles Heatly

  • RBC Capital Markets

  • Altamont Capital in honor of Kathy Diekroeger

  • Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Empire Marketing Strategies in honor of Terry Harris

  • Fran and Margaret McCaffery in honor of Patrick McCaffery and in memory of Austin Schroeder

  • Dr. Anthony Cruse in memory of Lora Lee Cruse

  • James Bryant and Steve McDaniel in memory of Coach Billy Tubbs

  • The McGraw Family in memory of Rick McGraw

  • The Painter Family in honor of Sherry Painter, Michele Foltz, Ken McIver, Larry Clisby and Roger Hayworth
  • Nikki and Jamie Harris in memory of Phil Smith

  • Warren DeMaio in memory of Gerr, Joe and Big Billy

  • Dan and Sallie Dutton

  • Ian Morgan in memory of Stewart Morgan

  • James Novins in honor of Robert F. Novins

  • Gary Reedy, Nick Graham, Matthew Carr, Jason Spalitto, Glenn Johnson, Dr. Brock Schnebel, Jay Ship, Greg Sak, Chuck Akin, Debbie Copp and Aimee Wenske

  • Coaches vs. Cancer Family in memory of Peter Mindock, Ted Seagroves and Wade Leavitt and proud to honor Coach Clark
Special Moments
A memorable Classic 2021
Thank you to the Comprehensive Cancer Centers team for producing a highlight video of the 2021 fun while crushing cancer. Check it out here!
More memories can be found here. Thank you, Tim Quesenberry of Que Images, for donating your talent and capturing the magic in Las Vegas.
A special thank you to our sponsors
Sponsorships for 2022 Classic available
Interested in being involved in the 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic as a sponsor?

Find out more by contacting D.J. Allen at [email protected] or (702) 339-0991.
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Have questions about the 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic? 
Visit the Classic's website or contact Samantha Molinero with American Cancer Society at [email protected] or (954) 639-2101.
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