Grandover Resort to Host Second Annual 4KayTM Golf Classic presented by Nike
Oct. 22, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference will be joined in partnership by the City of Greensboro, the Greensboro Coliseum, the ACC Tournament Host Committee and the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to host the second annual “FORE! 4Kay™ Golf Classic” presented by Nike.
Together with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund™, and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, the ACC and City of Greensboro announce the dates for The Classic, which will be held on Sunday and Monday, September 13-14, 2009, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. All proceeds of The Classic directly benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund™.
"I was excited with the amount of support and participation we had in year one of the tournament," said former Texas Tech head women’s basketball coach and Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund President Marsha Sharp. "Kay (Yow)’s vision is two-fold – raising money and awareness for the cancer fund as well as gathering coaches from around the country for a cause that is far greater than any competition on the court. This tournament ignites the passion in the participating coaches and I am excited about heading to Greensboro and the heart of ACC land, in the place that Kay has experienced so much success.”
“Greensboro has earned the reputation of being the very best tournament host city for women’s basketball,” ACC Associate Commissioner Nora Lynn Finch stated. “With the FORE! 4Kay Golf Classic coming to Greensboro next September, we will have the opportunity to earn the reputation as being the best host city for golf, too! Everyone associated with the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament welcomes men’s and women’s basketball coaches and fans from across the country to Grandover for a golf classic that will help enrich Coach Yow’s legacy as a great humanitarian, visionary, and generous community leader.“
Among the well-known coaches and supporters who participated in the Inaugural Classic, which was held at the Cowboys Golf Club in Dallas, Texas on September 8, were Geno Auriemma (Connecticut), Jody Conradt (formerly at Texas), Bill Self (Kansas), Tubby Smith (Minnesota), Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Nick Valvano (The V Foundation), Nancy Lieberman (Broadcaster), and Debbie Antonelli (Broadcaster). All prizes were provided by Nike.
Yow is a past president and founding member of the WBCA, and serves as a leader and a galvanizing voice for the Association. She was an Olympic Gold Medal head coach in 1988, NCAA® Elite Eight® and Women's Final Four® coach in 1998, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2000, as well as a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2002. Yow won the inaugural Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance at the 2007 ESPY Awards. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, and is currently battling the disease for the third time.
In December 2007, Yow established the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund™ in partnership with The V Foundation as a 501 c(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
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