Sixth annual golf tournament to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
BOLTON, MASS. – Dust off your drivers and get ready to “Tame the Tigers” at the sixth annual Tame the Tigers golf tournament to benefit the Jimmy Fund on May 13, at The International Golf Club in Bolton, Mass. More than 100 golfers will tee off from the Tiger Tees, at 8,325 yards, on The Pines course, to support important activities for pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic.
The Pines is 2,000 yards longer than most traditional courses, and is consistently ranked as the toughest course in the continental United States. All foursomes will be paired with a New England PGA Professional in a Pro-Am format. Play will follow a “step-back” bramble format, making North America’s longest golf course a little more palatable. A putting contest will be held at the fifth hole on a half-acre green.
This annual tournament is hosted by John Dennis, co-host of the popular Dennis & Callahan show on WEEI 93.7 FM. With the support of Dennis, The International Golf Club, and the New England Section of the PGA, Tame the Tigers has raised nearly $365,000 for pediatric patient activities at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic.
“John Dennis is a long-time supporter of Dana-Farber and by hosting Tame the Tigers he helps raise funds for important activities for the kids undergoing cancer treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic,” said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund. “With John as a driving force, this tournament continues to grow each year and attracts golfers of every level. We appreciate his dedication and commitment to the Jimmy Fund and our young patients.”
Dennis will be joined by fellow Dennis & Callahan show co-host, Gerry Callahan in this rare opportunity to play on this breathtaking course, which will challenge golfers of all abilities. The tournament will serve as a kick off to the 12th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon which will take place August 27-28.
“5 minutes after my first visit to the clinic years ago, I knew it was something I had to get deeply involved in and without question, the golf tournament and the radio-telethon are the two most important things I do all year long,” said Dennis.
The registration fee is $500 per player and includes player gifts, meals, and golf. For more information or to register visit www.tamethetigers.org or call Jimmy Fund Golf at 1-866-521-4653.
Jimmy Fund Golf is one of the oldest and largest charity golf programs in the country. Now in its 31st year, Jimmy Fund Golf has raised more than $91 million to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. From traditional golf tournaments and country club member events to mini golf tournaments and day-long golf marathons, golfers of all ages and skill levels can conquer cancer through Jimmy Fund Golf. The presenting sponsors for Jimmy Fund Golf’s 2013 season are American Airlines, Bridgestone Golf, CHAMP Spikes, Dunkin’ Donuts, Forty Seven Brand, HomeGoods, The International Golf Club, and Wicked Local.
To learn more about how you can support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund through golf, visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org or call (866) 521-4653.