Registration for the
14th 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. 22, 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 of Texas 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 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe with a
hole-in-one shot on hole number 15, courtesy of Peltier
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 certificate courtesy of Travel Masters,
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.
2013 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; volunteer; Express Employment
Professionals; promotions, Harold C. Beaird; and goody bag sponsor,
Blood and Cancer Center of East Texas.
Hole sponsors to date are: ADAMS;
DRL Labs; H.R. Fender, MD; Lake Ronel Oil Company; Lantana
Communications; Presidio; RPR Construction Company, Inc.;
Schumacher Group; Marina Schroeder/Morgan Stanley; SKAR
Advertising; Texas Bank & Trust; Dr. Sherilyn and Mr. Patrick
Willis/Four Seasons Women's Health; Windstream Communications; and
Additional sponsors to date include:
putting contest, Allen and Cindy Bell/Henry M. Bell III; practice
green, CenturyLink; closest to the pin, First National Bank of Mt.
Vernon; Gollob Morgan Peddy & Co.; Merrill Lynch - Byron Meads;
and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ridley and longest drive, HGA Architects
& Engineers and RE/MAX Tyler.