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Source: Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705,
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Friday, July 31, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Golfers can tee off to help fight cancer at the 12th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 4. Proceeds from the tournament will support critical research and education programs at Kansas State University's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

The four-person scramble, at K-State's Colbert Hill Golf Course in Manhattan, will have a shotgun start at noon. Registration is requested by Monday, Aug. 17, but same-day registration will be accepted at 11 a.m.

The tournament honors Rob Regier, a 1988 graduate of K-State in pre-dentistry who died of cancer at age 26. Regier's parents, Sandy and Les Regier, and his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Juli Regier, all of Overland Park, are the tournament's hosts. The annual tournament has raised about $150,000 for K-State cancer research and programs.

The registration fee of $150 per person includes lunch and the evening awards banquet. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, hole contest winners and more.

Arrangements have been made for tournament participants wanting to stay for the next day's K-State football game against Massachusetts. Hotel rooms and game tickets are available by calling the cancer center at 785-532-6705; reservations are requested by Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The tournament's premier sponsor is Grand Mere, a master-planned golf course community in Manhattan. Additional sponsors are welcome, and all sponsors receive special recognition.

Anyone interested in playing, being a sponsor or donating auction items should contact the cancer center. More information and a registration form are available at or calling the center. More information on Colbert Hills is available at

K-State's Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research is dedicated to furthering the understanding of cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training and public outreach. Its programs are made possible through private donations.