As we begin planning for the 9th year of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic, I am amazed at what we have accomplished. Since the inaugural tournament in 2009, we have raised over 1,200,000 for the Tahoe Forest Health System, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and the Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research!!
I am especially thrilled to announce that Schaffer's Mill Golf & Lake Club is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic and I look forward to joining all of you at this beautiful venue and golf course this year!
As a Hall of Fame NFL Player, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and devoted family man, Gene was an inspiration to many. Our family is grateful that his legacy will live on at the new, state-of-the-art Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, which officially opened in July, 2012. I encourage you to schedule a private tour to see this beautiful new facility.
As always, we will feature a roster of high profile NFL players and celebrities who will play alongside golfers, but even if you don’t play golf you can support our efforts by attending the Pairings Party the night before the tournament. It is a great opportunity to meet celebrities and bid on unique sports memorabilia and exciting silent and live auction items.
I hope you will join us in honoring Gene’s memory, and his love for golf and the beautiful North Lake Tahoe region he called home for over 30 years. Thanks so much for your support. I look forward to seeing you in 2017!