Every August for the past 42 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 2017 contribution to our beneficiaries exceeded all previous fundraising records totalling $1,000,000. The proceeds from the event go directly 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 dedicated commitment of our supporters over the years, the Tournament has raised in excess of $16.6 million and has become one of the leading fundraisers of its kind for cancer research.
“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 15-18, 2018.