Golf tourney to aid young cancer patients

A golf tournament to benefit the work of an Indian Creek swimmer who had cancer will be June 13 at Tameka Woods Golf Course.

Chase Smith, 13, is a nationally ranked swimmer for Indian Creek Aquatic Club who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone and soft tissue cancer in July. He went through 14 rounds of chemotherapy and a femur reconstruction surgery. While he was at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Smith found that the oncology unit needed more activities for teens.

The tournament will raise money for gaming systems for the hospital unit and help his sister’s program, Smiling Siblings. Smiling Siblings encourages the siblings of oncology patients through small gifts and devotions as they cope with their brother or sister’s illness.

Check-in and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The golf course is at 4849 S. County Road 450W, Trafalgar.

The tournament will be Florida scramble format. The fee is $55 per golfer and includes golf, cart, drinks on course, prizes and lunch.

Sponsorships are available and donations will be accepted.

For more information, email or call Bob Smith at 797-5370.