Golfers invited to play at annual event June 24
By Jim McIntyre, American Red Cross
The annual Red Cross Cup at Canterbury Golf Club promises to be a fantastic day filled with friendship, food and, of course, golf. The event is set at what has been nationally recognized as one of the top 100 golf courses in the United States and one of the finest in Ohio.
The day will begin off the course with the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross, with breakfast provided by members of the Tiffany Circle, in honor of long-time Red Cross supporter, the late Frann Zverina.
Before the shotgun start, retired Cleveland Indians pitcher Jensen Lewis, the current co-host of the Indians Live broadcasts on Fox Sports Ohio will share some thoughts about the current state of the team. And his Fox Sports Ohio colleague, Bruce Drennen will add his unmistakable voice to the event.
After playing 18 holes, golfers will enjoy 19th hole festivities on the clubhouse patio, including food and drink, a silent and live auction, and an awards ceremony. The top three foursomes from each bracket (competitive and scramble) will receive recognition.
In addition, Cleveland sports legends Jim Chones and Campy Russell of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Jonathan Wells of The Ohio State Buckeyes will be on hand to offer their insights and field questions.
Proceeds from the Red Cross Cup will help fund vital disaster relief services.
Mike Parks, CEO of the Northeast Ohio Region of the Red Cross, stressed the need to support continuing disaster relief efforts in Dayton, where a series of tornadoes on Memorial Day left a trail of heartbreaking damage and destruction.
“Having a major national disaster relief operation in your own backyard highlights the need for ongoing support,” Mike said, noting that more than 20 volunteers from Northeast Ohio have been deployed to assist residents affected by severe weather in Ohio and Oklahoma.
“It costs money to train and deploy our volunteers when they are assigned to help those impacted by a disaster. Combined with the costs of vehicles and other equipment, the need for ongoing support for disaster relief is obvious,” Mike said.
Red Cross Cup golfers will receive shoe bags branded with the Red Cross Cup/Canterbury logo, Red Cross first aid kits and Red Cross cooler bags. All golfers can also compete for the use of a new vehicle on the hole-in-one contests sponsored by Deacon’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.
Click here to see photos from the 2018 Red Cross Cup.
Click here to see photos from the 2017 Red Cross Cup.
Click here to see photos from the 2016 Red Cross Cup.
This post was edited by Glenda Bogar, American Red Cross volunteer