With a successful Bubbly Q behind them, Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) continue their fall fundraising efforts with the second annual Drive Cancer Away Golf Tournament on Monday, November 7. Led by co-chairs Doug Hanna and Will Groves, Drive Away Cancer, sponsored by Bloomberg and Sewell, offers a unique networking opportunity while playing for several good causes.
“It’s a great chance to get together with like-minded people,” Groves says. “If you don’t have a team put together, come on out! We’ll pair you up with some great folks.”
Teams gather at The Clubs at Prestonwood for a 10:30 am shotgun start. Registration is $500 per team or $150 per golfer, and all profits stay right here in Dallas.
“We’re all volunteers at YTAC,” Hanna says. “There’s no administration, no significant overhead, so all the funds get passed through to our beneficiaries.”
The tournament raises funds for all of YTAC’s 2016 beneficiaries, including 1 Million 4 Anna, First Descents, Hope Lodge Dallas – Baylor Healthcare System & American Cancer Society, and Leukemia Texas. Pediatric organizations, Clayton Dabney Foundation and Medical City – Camp iHope, as well as Bridge Breast Network, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, and UTSW Dr. Erin Lampson, round out the list.
Representatives from each organization will be on hand to answer questions about their programs, and many have assembled teams to play alongside golfers.
Tournament participants receive a beautiful Criquet shirt with YTAC’s Drive Cancer Away logo. Sewell is sponsoring a hole-in-one to win a car at the tournament, and participants will have the opportunity to play against a long-drive golfer for a chance to win a trip to Pebble Beach. Winners will be recognized by the beneficiaries at the tournament’s concluding reception, and Woodford Reserve is donating engraved bottles to be awarded to the winning team.