American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2020 E-Update
July 2020 l Issue No. 7
Dear CvC Teammates,

We are a month away from this year’s Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health . In many ways, this is turning into the most important Classic to date. The American Cancer Society has been devastated financially because of the pandemic and that directly impacts those we are fighting for. Our Las Vegas Classic offers hope and help. 

Cancer has not stopped - and neither can we. We are incredibly grateful for your commitment to supporting the American Cancer Society’s fight. It’s especially critical at this time and we appreciate the eagerness of MGM Resorts , Shadow Creek , Southern Highlands and the coaches to adapt their calendars for the cause. 
Your safety and wellness are our top priorities during the Classic. With those in mind, our evening events are going to take a different shape this year. We’re continuing to coordinate with event partners and will share more details as they become available. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to balance ensuring your safety, delivering a pleasing experience and continuing our united attack on cancer.
Thank you for being a part of the 2020 Las Vegas Golf Classic . We need you now more than ever. (Participants who have yet to provide needed registration information ( click here to find the form) are asked to do so immediately.)

See you next month in Las Vegas!

Lon Kruger
Head Coach, University of Oklahoma
Founder, Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic
Comprehensive Cancer Centers keeps fighting during pandemic
Local partner, a key teammate with Coaches vs. Cancer, American Cancer Society
During the past four Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classics, the presence of Comprehensive Cancer Centers has been strong. Their cancer warriors have been honored. Their doctors have been featured. And the energy from those representing Comprehensive Cancer Centers at the event is contagious. 

Each Classic has been a celebration of what Comprehensive Cancer Centers does daily - fight to save lives vs. cancer. This May (although there was no LV Golf Classic due to the pandemic), the Comprehensive Cancer Center team was still fighting. 
“We have remained open and fully functional for our patients,” said Jon Bilstein , chief executive officer of Comprehensive. “Our doctors and staff are frontline, but they are committed to serving those battling cancer - who are at a higher risk due to the virus. It’s been inspiring to watch.” 

Comprehensive is a multi-specialty practice offering medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research to patients in Southern Nevada. The practice has 47 physicians, 18 advanced practice providers and 15 treatment centers and offices throughout the LV valley.
Jon, Lisa (Santwer) and all involved with Comprehensive Cancer Centers are such great fans of Coaches vs. Cancer,” said Lon Kruger , event founder and chair. “But we are just as big of fans of them and what their doctors and their entire team do. They are such a great group to root for and we value being their teammates in the Classic.”

Bilstein added Comprehensive’s support of Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society is as critical now as ever before. 

“We know it’s been a difficult number of months for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society and we’re proud to be here for our teammates,” Bilstein said. 
Comprehensive prides itself on its extensive research program that brings groundbreaking clinical research trials to the community. The practice, which partners with institutions such as UCLA TRIO-US, The US Oncology Network, USC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and leading pharmaceutical companies, participates in more than 170 Phase I, II & III clinical research studies each year, and has participated in the development of more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies.
Safety and wellness at the forefront for
LV Golf Classic
Sunday, Monday evening events to be altered
While the Las Vegas Strip and MGM Grand have been reopened for guests for over a month, the pandemic will still impact the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic based on operating guidelines from the State of Nevada - which are constantly being updated.

Because of this, our Sunday and Monday evening events will be different than in years past. We’re continuing to coordinate with event partners - based on state mandates - and will share more details as they become available. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 
The MGM Resorts team worked with medical experts to develop its “Seven-Point Safety Plan” - available here - which puts your health and safety at the center of all they do. It is a comprehensive, multi-layered approach with guidance from public health experts.
Join our "Hole Hero" team today
Program designed to honor loved ones
There is still time to be a “Hole Hero” at the 2020 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health . The program allows participants to honor a loved one who has passed away from cancer, is being treated for cancer or is a survivor.

"Hole Hero" sponsorships are $5,000 and will include signage on the course, exposure in e-newsletters and special recognition during LV Golf Classic events. Underwriters - who are also golfing in the event - will receive an additional free round of golf for four at either Southern Highlands Golf Club or DragonRidge Country Club in the Las Vegas valley. If you or someone you know is interested in more information about the program or wants to renew from last year, please contact Lon Kruger at [email protected] or D.J. Allen at [email protected] or (702) 339-0991.

The group of committed Hole Heroes currently includes:

  • Sanford Health

  • MGM Resorts International
  • NextGen Cattle Co. in memory of Bryan Lindstrom

  • Nike Basketball Family in memory of Coach Kay Yow

  • Top of the World in memory of Kathy Hill and in honor of Shelly Wilson

  • The UPS Store in memory of Joe Yale and in honor of Barbara Frank

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

  • Xs & Os of Success in memory of Keith Campbell and Andrew Vaden and in honor of Larry Allen and Lee Kiamar

  • Lon and Barb Kruger in memory of Don Kruger
  • The McGivern Family in memory of Candy Eddleman

  • Dr. Anthony Cruse in memory of Lora Lee Cruse

  • Mark and Caroline Reaves

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

  • James Bryant in memory of Coach Bob Cleeland

  • Coaches vs. Cancer Family proud to honor Coach Clark and in memory of Peter Mindock, Ted Seagroves and Gloria Reed

  • The McGraw Family in memory of Rick McGraw

  • The LaFontaine Family in memory of Jenny LaFontaine

  • The Zaretti Family in memory of Laura Zaretti
Call for golfer registration information
Patrons asked to provide all needed info asap
Participants who have yet to provide organizers of the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic with any needed registration information ( click here to access the form ) are asked to do so immediately.

This may include room information, handicaps, shoe size, shirt size and cell phone number. This information is critical for organizers as we work with key partners such as MGM Grand and Nike .

Please provide your information to Angela VanBrackle with the American Cancer Society at [email protected] or (610) 392-4098.
Who is in for the Classic in 2020?
The following coaches/celebrities are scheduled to be part of the event next month:
Roy Williams
North Carolina
Dana Altman
Lon Kruger
Bruce Weber
 Kansas State
Bob Chipman
Washburn (retired)
Brad Underwood
Eric Musselman
Frank Martin
South Carolina
Tubby Smith
High Point
Greg McDermott
Dave Pilipovich
Classic Supporter
T.J. Otzelberger
Matt Painter
Porter Moser
 Chicago Loyola
Greg Kampe
Mick Cronin
Fred Hoiberg
Bob Marlin
Derrin Hansen
Ron Cottrell
 Houston Baptist
Steve Henson
Rick Byrd
Kenyon Spears
Incarnate Word
Tim Miles
 TV Personality
Jim Harrick
 UCLA (retired)
Eric Konkol
Louisiana Tech
Chris Crutchfield
 East Central
Kevin McKenna
Jud Kinne
 Houston Baptist
Ron McHenry
Gar Heard
Reggie Theus
NBA (retired)
Carlin Hartman
Joe Washington
Pooh Williamson
Kevin Kruger
Tim Buckley
DeMarlo Slocum
Joe Holladay
 North Carolina (retired)
Brandon Chappell
Doc Sadler
Jim Molinari
Jim Livengood
Hall of Fame AD
Gene Taylor
 Kansas State AD
Desiree Reed-Francois
Marco Born
 Lamar AD
JT The Brick
Radio Personality
Sean Farnham
Seth Greenberg
Eric Lautenbach
A special thank you to our sponsors
Sponsorships for 2020 Classic available
Want to join the likes of Sanford Health , MGM Resorts International , NextGen Cattle Co. , Nike , Top of the World , The UPS Store , Comprehensive Cancer Centers and Xs & Os of Success and play an even bigger role in supporting Coaches vs. Cancer? All while gaining valuable exposure for your organization?

Find out more about becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic by contacting D.J. Allen at  [email protected] or (702) 339-0991.
Learn More
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Visit the Classic's new website or contact Angela VanBrackle  with American Cancer Society at [email protected] or (610) 392-4098.
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