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September 16, 2022

K-State Cancer Research Week presents Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament, Ride for a Cure

Submitted by Sherry Fleming


As part of K-State Cancer Research Week, the Johnson Cancer Research Center will host two fundraising events to help support research, equipment and student awards.

The 24th annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament will be Friday, Sept. 16, at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the tee-off will be at 1 p.m. Same-day registrations will be accepted. The golf tournament is hosted by the Regier family and offers a steak dinner, silent auction, souvenir items and prizes.

The tournament honors Rob Regier, a 1988 K-State pre-dentistry graduate who died of cancer in 1992 at age 26. The tournament was started in 1998 by some of Regier’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers in Kansas City. Regier's parents, Les and Sandy Regier, continued it with help from their son and Regier's twin brother, Randy, and his family: wife, Juli, and daughter, Ryann.

Register for the golf tournament online. 

The K-State Cancer Research Week will wrap up on Saturday, Sept. 17, with the Ride for a Cure and Tailgate Celebration.

This motorcycle-riding event raises funds for K-State student and faculty researchers to cure cancer in our lifetime. From Aug. 1 to Sept. 17, motorcycle riders have the option of tracking their miles. Riders may recruit sponsors that will support them by the mile or with a flat donation. Sponsor forms and donations must be received in person at the event. Riders, however, may participate in the ride without pledges and same-day registration will be accepted.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Johnson Cancer Research Center will sponsor a 70-mile ride beginning at the Manhattan Arts Center, traveling through the Flint Hills and concluding with a tailgate party at the Midwest Dream Car Collection. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include music, food and drink vendors. T-shirts and patches will be distributed and a drawing will be held for two K-State vs. Tulane football game tickets.

Individuals and teams will be recognized for pledges collected and miles ridden.