Steve Eagar to Serve as Honorary Chair for 13th Annual III Forks Golf Classic

Fox 4 evening news anchor Steve Eagar, will serve as Honorary Chair for the 13th Annual III Forks Golf Classic presented by Northwestern Mutual – Dallas on April 30 – May 1, 2017.  The two-day event kicks off with a celebratory dinner as well as a live and silent auction on Sunday evening, April 30, at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas.  On Monday, May 1, 240 golfers will gather at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano to compete on the Kings and Queens courses. 

The III Forks Golf Classic is ranked as one of the top grossing golf tournaments in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Dallas Business Journal. Last year, the event raised over $547,950.

“We could not be more thrilled to have one of the top news anchors in Dallas join us in our fight to raise money to support childhood cancer research,” said Kathryn Copple, Executive Director of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  

“Steve Eagar has a wonderful sense of humor, while reporting the simple facts in the highly successful Fox 4 News segment called the “Viewers Voice”.  With Eager’s support, we hope to increase awareness of the critical need for more funding, better treatment protocols, and eventually cures for childhood cancers.”

TeamConnor has donated more than $2 million in grants to the top research hospitals in the United States conducting cutting-edge research of childhood cancers.

In addition to funding research, TeamConnor supports Art Box Programs at Children’s Health in Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. These programs outfits kids going through marrow transplant and in isolation for 30 days or more with activities specifically geared towards their interests. Kids receive items such as paints, crayons, coloring books, puzzles, books, and games to express themselves while going through treatment.

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.  

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner on April 30 – May 1; Splash Out Childhood Cancer on July 10; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert and Prayer Vigil in September; Color Me Green 5K/10K and Caterpillar Dash on October 7 at Frisco Square; and the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot on November 2.

 

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