Sept. 21, 2010
WACO, Texas - A quartet of avid Lady Bear basketball fans recently helped raise money for the Kay Yow/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Cancer (WBCA) Fund and took first place in the event. Kyle Stevens, Nanette Wheelis, Kem Barrett and John Derrick represented the Lady Bear program in the 4Kay Golf Classic at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin. In addition, Stevens took female longest drive honors on the Foothills Course.
Over 150 women's basketball coaches, administrators and supporters of the Fund participated in the Pairings Party and the golf outing, which raised over $171,000 for women's cancer research.
"What an exciting time we had in Austin for the 4Kay Golf Classic presented by Nike," said Marsha Sharp, Executive Director of the Fund. "One of Coach Yow's reasons behind starting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund was the idea of uniting coaches for a common cause. It is great to see our coaches and supporters remaining passionate in the quest to find a cure for cancer."
"Although our staff wasn't able to participate in the tournament, I'm glad that we were able to field a team in the event. It is such a worthy cause and Kyle, Nanette, Kem and John sure did represent the Lady Bear program well," said head coach Kim Mulkey.
The 4Kay Golf Classic Pairings Party took place on Sunday, Sept. 12, with a live charity auction and a silent auction raising additional monies for the event. Thanks to items donated from various organizations, over $40,000 was raised through both the live and silent auctions. Raffle tickets for a Cybex Pink Treadmill were also sold for $100 apiece.
Winners for the 4Kay Golf Classic include the following:
(All prizes provided by Nike)
Fazio Foothills Course
Male Longest Drive - Robin Pate
Female Longest Drive - Kyle Stevens
Male Closest to the Pin - Robin Pate
Female Closest to the Pin - Joanna Davis
Team #1 -John Derrick, Kem Barrett, Kyle Stevens, Nanette Wheelis
Team #2 -Gary, Blair, Vic Shaefer, Charlie Milstead, Steve Stephens
Team #3 -Jon Harper, Kellie Harper, Richard Barron, Brett Miller
Crenshaw Cliffside Course
Male Longest Drive - Beach Snyder
Female Longest Drive - Jody Bell
Male Closest to the Pin - Travis Cantrell
Female Closest to the Pin - Maria Chaisson
Team #1 -Jason Felps, Bill Larance, Bailey Marshall, Gator Parrish
Team #2 -Angela Freeze, Ann Gildersleeve, Jacque Soptick
Team #3 -Maria Chaisson, Debbie Chandler, Dot Lovett, Lisa Stockton