Golfers will gather on the green to honor their friend and fellow avid golfer Brian Schultz, who lost a sudden and brief battle with cancer at the age of 27. The 19th annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, August 2 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn and will feature a golf tournament, an awards banquet, family-friendly activities, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit research at University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
“Brian loved golf and he introduced many of his friends to the sport,” said Doug Gans, one of Schultz’s close friends and an organizer of the event. “A golf tournament seemed like the most fitting way to honor his memory, while supporting the fight to cure cancer.”
Established in 1994, the tournament has raised nearly $1 million; the goal this year is to garner $100,000. The funds help fuel discoveries that translate into more effective cancer treatments at Moores Cancer Center—one of just 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S. and the only one in the San Diego region. The support enables researchers and physicians to deliver customized care, foster new leads for drug discovery and offer more cost-effective treatment options.
"We are grateful to the Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic committee for their dedicated support of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. The volunteers, event donors and sponsors are essential to our efforts to support transformative research and cancer care,” said Scott M. Lippman, MD, director of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. “The tournament is an important part of Moores Cancer Center’s goal of translating innovative research from the lab to the clinic, and making personalized cancer care a reality in our community.” A portion of the proceeds from the event will also go to help students adversely affected by cancer at San Diego State University, Schultz’s alma mater. To date the Brian Schultz Memorial Scholarship has provided undergraduate scholarships to 18 deserving students.
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration, a putting contest and box lunch. The tournament starts at noon and will be followed by an awards banquet, silent and live auctions, live entertainment and dancing. Children of attendees are invited to join the Kids Club where they can watch movies, play video games and make crafts.
Player registration is $235 and includes admission to the banquet and a golf shirt. Banquet-only tickets are available for $60; Kids Club tickets are $50. For more information about sponsoring, donating, volunteering or participating at the event, visit www.brianschultzgolfclassic.ucsd.edu.
Additional information about UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center can be found at www.cancer.ucsd.edu.