Registration for the 13th annual Henry M. Bell, Jr.
Memorial Golf Tournament is now under way, with proceeds to benefit
East Texas Medical Center's cancer outreach and community
education. Hosted by the ETMC Cancer Institute and the ETMC
Foundation, the charity tournament is set for Monday, Sept. 23, at
Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.
"ETMC's Bell Tournament is important to our cancer programs and
patients, as it ultimately helps promote early awareness of cancer
issues and provides funding that directly supports our
patient-focused cancer care," said Dianne Adelfio, vice president
over the ETMC Cancer Institute. "We appreciate the many
people and organizations who work each year to continue this great
tournament for a great cause."
Sponsors include corporate champion Suddenlink, medical champion
Cyberknife, Inc. and golf ball drop sponsor Metro Aviation, as well
as a host of area organizations. The event will feature a
full afternoon of recreation and socialization, including a shotgun
start, scramble tournament and awards reception. In addition
to Bell Tournament prizes for the winning teams, players also have
the chance to win a 2013 Silverado Crew Cab with a hole-in-one shot
on hole number 15, courtesy of Peltier Chevrolet.
The exciting golf ball drop is set for 12:30 p.m., just before
the tournament start at 1 p.m. The grand prize winner - for
the golf ball that lands in the designated hole or closest to the
hole - will receive $1,000. The second place prize winner
will receive a $500 gift card courtesy of Brookshire's Grocery Co.,
with additional prizes awarded to the third through fifth place
winners. A maximum of 1,000 golf ball chances will be sold
for $5 each or six for $25.
For more information on the Golf Ball Drop, tournament
registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the ETMC
Foundation at (903) 596-3645.
2012 Bell Tournament raised approximately $25,000 for local cancer
outreach and community education. The tournament also honors the
late Henry M. Bell, Jr., former chairman of the board of the ETMC
Foundation and long-term supporter of ETMC.
Additional event sponsors to date
include: box lunch sponsor, Southside Bank; awards reception, USF
Healthcare Consulting; cart sponsor, Tyler Hematology-Oncology;
registration, Adams & Coker; and goody bag sponsor, Blood and
Cancer Center of East Texas.
Hole sponsors to date are: ADAMS;
Harold C. Beaird; Coca-Cola Bottling Co.; Design Center Signs and
Banners; DRL Labs; H.R. Fender, MD; Hammel, Green & Abrahamson;
Lake Ronel Oil Company; Lantana Communications; Heidi Roberts
McKellar, MD; Presidio; RPR Construction Company, Inc.; Schumacher
Group; SKAR Advertising; Southern Multifoods; Texas Bank &
Trust; and YPM, Inc.
Additional sponsors to date
include: putting contest, Allen and Cindy Bell/Henry M. Bell
III; practice green and driving range, CenturyLink; closest to the
pin, First National Bank of Mt. Vernon; Gollob Morgan Peddy &
Co.; Merrill Lynch; and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ridley and longest drive,
Express Employment Professionals and RE/MAX Tyler.