Sept. 22, 2010

NCAA Release

CARY, N.C. -
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund™, in partnership with The V Foundation and the Womens Basketball Coaches Association, held its third annual 4Kay® Golf Classic presented by Nike on September 12-13, 2010, at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

Over 150 womens basketball coaches, administrators and supporters of the Fund participated in the Pairings Party and the golf outing, which raised over $171,000 for womens cancer research.

What an exciting time we had in Austin for the 4Kay Golf Classic presented by Nike,” said Marsha Sharp, Executive Director of the Fund. One of Coach Yows reasons behind starting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund was the idea of uniting coaches for a common cause. It is great to see our coaches and supporters remaining passionate in the quest to find a cure for cancer.”

The 4Kay Golf Classic Pairings Party took place on Sunday, Sept. 12, with a live charity auction and a silent auction raising additional monies for the event. Thanks to items donated from various organizations, over $40,000 was raised through both the live and silent auctions. Raffle tickets for a Cybex Pink Treadmill were also sold for $100 apiece.

View Photos from the 4Kay Golf Classic

Winners for the 4Kay Golf Classic include the following:
(All prizes provided by Nike)

Fazio Foothills Course
Male Longest Drive - Robin Pate
Female Longest Drive - Kyle Stevens
Male Closest to the Pin - Robin Pate
Female Closest to the Pin - Joanna Davis
Team #1 -John Derrick, Kem Barrett, Kyle Stevens, Nanette Wheelis
Team #2 -Gary, Blair, Vic Shaefer, Charlie Milstead, Steve Stephens
Team #3 -Jon Harper, Kellie Harper, Richard Barron, Brett Miller

Crenshaw Cliffside Course
Male Longest Drive - Beach Snyder
Female Longest Drive - Jody Bell
Male Closest to the Pin - Travis Cantrell
Female Closest to the Pin - Maria Chaisson
Team #1 -Jason Felps, Bill Larance, Bailey Marshall, Gator Parrish
Team #2 -Angela Freeze, Ann Gildersleeve, Jacque Soptick
Team #3 -Maria Chaisson, Debbie Chandler, Dot Lovett, Lisa Stockton

Special thanks to the following sponsors: Nike (presenting sponsor of the Classic and founding partner), Colonial Athletic Association (beverage cart and putting green sponsor), Enterprise (longest drive competition and driving range sponsor), GlaxoSmithKline (founding partner) and Sof Sole (corporate sponsor).

In three years, the 4Kay Golf Classic has raised nearly $500,000 for womens cancer research. All proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Donations can be mailed to Kay Yow Cancer Fund/PO Box 3369/Cary, NC 27519-3369.

In December 2007, the late Kay Yow established the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation and the WBCA, as a 501 c(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against womens cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.

The late Kay Yow, former N.C. State University head womens basketball coach, was a past president and founding member of the WBCA. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and battled the disease until her passing in 2009. In her 36 years as a head coach at the college level, Yow was one of only six Division I head womens basketball mentors to achieve 700 career victories. She was an Olympic Gold Medal Head Coach in 1988.

About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund™
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund™ is a 501 c(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against womens cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.