One hundred and forty-four golfers turned out for Target Specialty Products’ 10th Annual Charity Golf tournament on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, Calif. hosted this year’s tournament. The event raised over $52,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Curtis Orrben, former national sales manager for DuPont, who lost his battle to cancer in November of 2008. The event also celebrated the lives of cancer survivors, Julie Hooper, Speckoz, Alpharetta, Georgia; Buzz Rasmussen, H.R. Packaging, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Pastor Tom Brashears, Red Hill Lutheran Church, Santa Ana, Calif.
At the dinner following the tournament, David Buzzelli, sales manager for Dupont’s pest control division, spoke on behalf of Curtis Orrben. Buzz Rasmussen and Pastor Brashears shared their stories as cancer survivors.
Jayne Lastusky, vice president of the American Cancer Society’s Los Angeles Region, thanked Target Specialty Products for its support, and shared information about the American Cancer Society’s mission, and the support programs it provides for cancer victims and their families.
“We appreciate all of you for coming out and supporting this tournament and to those of you who sponsored this event. We also appreciate the cancer survivors who shared their stories this evening. You remind us why we are here to host this tournament, and why early detection is so important in improving cancer outcomes,” stated Records.
The tournament’s Malcolm Stack Award went to Bryan Houtchens, Chad Powell, Steve Sellers and Matt Bellsmith of Team Too in Corona, Calif. The award, named in honor of the late Malcolm Stack, former president and founder of Bell Laboratories Inc., goes to the foursome with the low gross.
Since it began in 2000, the tournament has raised over $397,000 for the American Cancer Society. Bell Laboratories, Inc. and the Malcolm Stack Foundation were the platinum sponsors for this year’s tournament.