Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament
Every August for the past 41 years, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered celebrities, sponsors, participants, Members of Congress and supporters with one common goal: to find a cure for leukemia and other cancers.
Started in 1976 by Hall of Fame great and Idaho native Harmon Killebrew and Senator Ralph Harding, in memory of the Minnesota Twins shortstop, Danny Thompson, the Tournament is now considered one of the leading fundraisers of its kind for cancer research.
We are proud to announce that the 2015 contribution to our beneficiaries broke records at $950,000. The proceeds from the event go to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and to the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise. Due to the participation and support of nationally known celebrities and corporate sponsors, the tournament has not only raised in excess of $14.8 million that has gone directly to cancer and leukemia research, but over the years those funds have been used in various matching grant programs that have been leveraged to the million dollar level annually.
“The contributions by the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, critical in and of itself, has leveraged additional research funds of well over $25 million.” President Emeritus Robert Bruininks, University of Minnesota.
Becoming a part of this very worthy cause not only makes important strides in cancer and leukemia research possible, but also means four days of enjoyment for you and your guests in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. We encourage you to participate in the event, which has been set for August 16-19, 2017.