140 Invitational Golf Tournament Benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Golden Valley, MN - The 12th annual 140 Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund tallied its largest numbers to date this past August. Ranked among the Top 15 Charity Golf Tournaments by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the 140 Invitational donates all proceeds to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. This year’s event took place in a new location, Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wisconsin, which proved to be a great success.
The 2015 140 Invitational golf roster listed 148 entrants and the post-event dinner hosted 246. There was a live and silent auction as well as a handful of other additional fundraising efforts including a mulligan fee and a raffle for a 2015 Jeep Renegade Trail Hawk. In all, the event grossed $213,000 with a net contribution of $162,000 going to CCRF making it the largest 140 Invitational Golf fundraiser to date.
“CCRF and The University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center work to compound money raised through grants from both the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and other funding sources,” said CCRF CEO John Hallberg. “From this, it is estimated that each dollar raised for CCRF results in $18 of additional funding.”
As a proud Mission Partner of CCRF, Lube-Tech and the 140 Invitational Golf Tournament has raised over $935,000 over the past 12 years, which adds up to an estimated $18-million of total funding to help further cancer research and finding a cure for this disease.
CCRF and Lube Tech would like to thank all of the volunteers, players and sponsors who contributed to this year’s successful event benefitting Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Together, we are committed to finding a cure for kids’ cancer.
Save the date for the 2016 140 Invitational: Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at Oak Ridge Country Club. Watch for more details in the spring on ChildrensCancer.org.