American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2022 E-Update
June 2022 l Issue No. 7
Team Coaches vs. Cancer,

$1.8 million raised. 84 foursomes. Three courses. One cause. 
Thank you for making the 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health the best ever. We are already working on plans for 2023 and hope you will join us. Together, we are going to beat this nasty disease.

Lon Kruger
Coaches vs. Cancer Council, Chair
Longtime supporters take home titles
Sooner Stickmen repeat; Coaches Chipman, Kinne capture wins
Some familiar names took home titles from the 2022 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic, presented by Sanford Health. Sooner Stickmen (Danny Heatly, Ron Clark, Tyler Woodward and Bo Overton) won at Southern Highlands, capturing a gross title for the second year in a row. Benefit Architects (Bud Hebert, Jerry Baker, Jarod Baker and John Phelps) won the net title at Southern Highlands. 
Retired Washburn coach Bob Chipman - a longtime supporter of the event - was part of Team Canfield (Jordan Canfield, Chad Roesler and Justin Jacquinot (pictured)), which captured the gross crown at Shadow Creek. Meanwhile, Hal Smith Restaurants (The Vega Bonds, featuring Sandy Smith, Mike Jones, Alan Thrower and John Randolph) won the net title at Shadow Creek. 
The first-ever Cascata gross title was won by Sooner Sports Properties 1 (Bob Cunningham, Dave Frankenfield, Sean Boyd and Bryeson Lance) while Houston Baptist assistant coach Jud Kinne’s team - including Steve McDaniel, Matthew Werner and Corey Powell (pictured) - captured the net championship.

Joey Biggs of Illinois recorded a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Southern Highlands. 
Additional Winners at Southern Highlands:
2nd Gross: Nike - Eric Lautenbach, Jamie Snook, Rich Schlachter, Lloyd Noel
2nd Net: MGM 2 - Andrew Martin, Anthony Enard, Brandon Wendelschafer, Anthony Brandonisio
3rd Net: Transfer Portal Practice Squad - Sean Farnham, Ian Morgan, Dave Gorman, Mike Mullen

Additional Winners at Shadow Creek:
2nd Gross: NextGen Cattle Co. - Derek Thompson, Shannon Kruger, Damon Thompson, Ron McHenry (Washburn WBB - retired)
2nd Net: Iowa - Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery, Matt Mausser, Cory Gourley, Scott Bush
3rd Net: Findlay Automotive - Robby Findlay, Stephanie Bernas, Ryan Growney, Mike Ketcham

Additional Winners at Cascata:
2nd Gross: PGA - Gar Heard (NBA - retired), Craig Barlow, Colorado head coach Tad Boyle
2nd Net: Xs & Os of Success - Mike Turner, Dale Eeles, Daniel Allen, Dan Lai (pictured)
3rd Net: The UPS Store - Tom Englund, Jay Ship, Carl Digennaro, Greg Sak 
"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 Louise Janka

  • Top of the World in memory of Gail McNally and in honor of Shelly Wilson

  • The UPS Store in memory of Joe Yale and Beth Sprude

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

  • Wald Family Foods in memory of Taylor Henning

  • Coolibar

  • Pulte Homes

  • Xs & Os of Success in memory of Keith Campbell and in honor of Ed Benson, Larry Allen, Vince Iodice and Joanne Ship
  • Altamont Capital in memory of Eileen Meidinger

  • Maui Babe

  • National Basketball Retired Players Association, Inc.

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Lon and Barb Kruger in memory of Don Kruger
  • The McGivern Family in memory of Greg Shields

  • Mark and Caroline Reaves in honor of Ashley Savill

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

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

  • Empire Marketing Strategies in memory of Len Marek

  • Nikki and Jamie Harris with the Phil Smith and Family Foundation in memory of Phil Smith and Tab Anderson and in honor of Stephanie Rudy

  • Neil and Stacy Weissman in honor of Wendy Weissman

  • The McGraw Family in memory of Rick McGraw

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

  • Ron Cox

  • Tom Connor, Jr. in memory of LaVern Opsal

  • Warner Baxter in memory of Ray Baxter and David Baxter

  • Joe Koenig in honor of Rob Ebert

  • Corey Powell

  • Brian Costello and Karen Knudsen

  • Coaches vs. Cancer Family in memory of Peter Mindock, Ted Seagroves, Wade Leavitt, Lew Hill, Billy Tubbs and Bill Alexander and proud to honor Coach Clark and Sharon Herrmann
Special Moments
A memorable Classic 2022
More memories can be found here. Thank you, Tim Quesenberry of Que Images, Cindy Lou Wooten and Cindi Kay for donating your talent and capturing the magic in Vegas.
A special thank you to our sponsors
Warner Baxter
Tom Connor, Jr.
Warren DeMaio
Empire Marketing Strategies
Nikki & Jamie Harris with the
Phil Smith & Family Foundation
Danny & Dana Heatly
Joe Koenig
Lon & Barb Kruger
Fran & Margaret McCaffery
The McGivern Family
The McGraw Family
Mark & Caroline Reaves
Neil & Stacy Weissman
Pete Wilson
Sponsorships for 2023 Classic available
Interested in being involved in the 2023 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.
Learn More
If you missed the chance to support the fight against cancer during the event, please visit the Classic's website to make a donation today! Or contact Samantha Molinero with American Cancer Society at [email protected] or (954) 639-2101. For 2022 highlights, click here.
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