In January 2009, thirteen-month-old Carter Nedley, son of former Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter President Jason Nedley ('98, '06) and Lisa Nedley ('98), was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). With a survival rate of less than 50 percent, AML is among the most difficult pediatric cancers to treat.
Still, for the next fourteen months, Carter bravely fought his disease. Through lengthy stays in three hospitals across Ohio he endured several rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone-marrow transplant. Tragically, however, Carter passed away in February 2010.
To honor their son's life, the Nedleys established The Carter Nedley Foundation to help other families in Northeast Ohio affected by childhood cancer. They have scheduled the first Carter Nedley Golf Classic for noon on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Black Brook Golf Course in Mentor, Ohio.
Players receive eighteen holes of golf with a cart, two drink tickets, a clubhouse lunch before the outing, and a catered cookout dinner (steak or chicken) at the finish. Prizes will be awarded to the winning foursome and to those players with the longest drive and longest putt.
Players also receive a ticket for the raffle, and are eligible to purchase additional tickets. Prizes include
* gift certificates to area eateries like Cabana's Island Restaurant, Chester's Legacy Tavern, Corks Wine Bar, Flannery's Pub, and Pickle Bill's Lobster House;
* tickets to Northfield Park, the Lake County Captains, Hilarities 4th Street Theatre, the Lake Erie Monsters, and the Cleveland Gladiators;
* a $50 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods;
* a one-month family membership to the Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club;
* a ninety-minute swing evaluation at golfTEC;
* a complete cornhole game set from King Toss;
* a baseball autographed by the Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo;
* a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey autographed by Mo Williams;
* and more!
Foursomes are priced at $400.
A dinner-only option has been added, also, for those who would like to participate but do not wish to golf. The dinner-only option, which includes the same catered steak or chicken dinner, one drink ticket, and eligibility to purchase raffle tickets, is $30.
All event proceeds benefit The Carter Nedley Foundation, which serves children in Northeast Ohio affected by cancer, along with their families; raises funds to support research into treatments for pediatric cancer; and advocates for issues relevant to the treatment of pediatric cancer.
Registration is fast and easy. Simply go to the Carter Nedley Golf Classic page and scroll to the bottom, where you'll see a drop-down box under the heading "PACKAGES." Registration packages for one to four players or the dinner-only option for one or two individuals then can be selected from the drop-down box. After you've selected your registration package, simply click the yellow "Buy Now" button and you'll be transferred to a secure session on PayPal, where you can make your payment easily with any major credit card.
(Ohio University alumni who register electronically will receive an exclusive Bobcat Goodie Bag, courtesy of The Ohio University Alumni Association. The bag contains a t-shirt, cap, reusable coffee tumbler, and choice from either a ceramic paw-print mug or stainless steel water bottle. To redeem: At the "Review Your Payment" screen on PayPal, simply click on "Add Special Instructions to the Seller" and enter BOBCAT in the text box. Supplies are limited. Limit one bag per foursome.)
Hard-copy registration forms can be downloaded from the Foundation's Web site.
The registration deadline is Sunday, September 19.
For more information, please contact Jason Nedley at (440) 725-5118 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.