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News release prepared by: Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Golfers can help Kansas State University's fight against cancer at the 13th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will support K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.

The four-person scramble, at K-State's Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, will have a shotgun start at noon. Registration is requested by Monday, Aug. 16, 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 registration fee of $150 per person includes dinner. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, hole contest winners and more.

Arrangements have been made for out-of-town participants wanting to stay for the next day's K-State vs. UCLA football game. Hotel rooms and game tickets are available by calling the center at 785-532-6705; reservations are requested by Wednesday, Aug. 4.

The tournament's premier sponsor is Grand Mere Development, Manhattan. Additional sponsors are welcome, and all sponsors receive special recognition.

More information about playing, being a sponsor or donating auction items is available at or by calling the center. More information on Colbert Hills is at

K-State's Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research supports basic cancer research, training and public outreach. Its programs are made possible through private donations.