Hometown interest: Manhattan and Overland Park
Website: http://cancer.k-state.edu/
News release prepared by: Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

HITTING THE GREENS TO FIGHT CANCER: K-STATE CANCER RESEARCH CENTER ANNUAL REGIER GOLF TOURNAMENT OCT. 7

MANHATTAN -- Golfers can help Kansas State University's fight against cancer at the 14th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 7. 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, with registration starting at 11 a.m. Dinner and prize announcements will immediately follow the tournament.

Preregistration is requested by Friday, Sept. 16, but late and same-day registration will be accepted.

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 and a souvenir item. Prizes will be awarded to top teams, hole contest winners and more.

Arrangements have been made for out-of-town participants wanting to go to the next day's K-State football game against the University of Missouri. Hotel rooms and game tickets are available by calling the center at 785-532-6705.

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 and donating auction items is available at http://cancer.k-state.edu/news-events/18 or by calling the center. More information on Colbert Hills is at http://www.colberthills.com

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.