Golf Tournament Raises $22,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Aug 4, 2005 4:31 PM
Ford Audio-Video (FAV) presented a check for $22,000 to the University of Oklahoma Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at the first annual David Schultz Memorial Golf Classic on Wednesday, July 27. The tournament was held in Austin, Texas, at the renowned Golf Club at Circle C.
Money raised was donated in Schultz’s name to the foundation for early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Daniel Brackett, professor and director of research for the Department of Surgery at the OU Health Sciences Center, accepted the check on behalf of the foundation.
“Currently, research funding for this most deadly of cancers is limited,” says Brackett. “The fund-raising efforts of FAV in memory of David Schultz will certainly enhance ongoing development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancer. I have no doubt that the impact potential of this annual event, focused on pancreatic cancer research and awareness, is unlimited.”
David Schultz started with FAV as a salesperson in 1978. He became Bid Division Manager in 1994. Schultz was well-known throughout the AV industry for his ethical beliefs and business practices, but lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in March 2005.
“Our family feels strongly that we want to be involved in fighting this terrible disease,” says Sally Bushong-Schultz, David’s wife. “We are grateful to FAV and the vendors for all they have done towards raising awareness and money for pancreatic cancer research.”
More than 25 AV industry vendors sponsored the four-man scramble, which included an awards dinner and check presentation at the conclusion of the tournament.
“This event is about hope,” says Mr. James A. Ford, P.E., founder and president of FAV. “With money to fund this research, there is hope.”
Please contact Heather Lutz at 405.945.2068 or by e-mail at [email protected] for more information about the annual golf tournament and the pancreatic cancer research fund.