American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic 2024 E-Update

June 2024│Issue No. 7

17 years

$15 million raised since inception

$1.3 million in 2024

270 golfers. 4 gorgeous courses. 1 cause.

The Classic is playing a key role in supporting the

American Cancer Society's fight because of you.

Together, we are saving lives. Thank you.

2025 Dates to Be Announced Soon! 

A memorable Classic 2024

Thank you, Tim Quesenberry of Que Images and Cindy Lou Wooten,

for donating your talent and capturing the camaraderie in Vegas.


Competition improves each year at LV Golf Classic

Kansas State has been a fixture at the Las Vegas Golf Classic as the Wildcats are at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to fundraising for the event. But they also find themselves on the golf leaderboard quite often - including this year. 

John Chandler’s KSU team (Shon Hansen, Tracer Paul and former PGA golfer Craig Barlow) took home first place gross at Shadow Creek while the MGM team of Andrew Martin, Brandon Wendelschafer, Tony Enard and Anthony Brandonisio won first net (a year after a first-place gross finish at TPC Summerlin). 

At Cascata, a familiar team captured another gross championship - the Sooner Stickmen (Danny Heatly, Ron Clark, Tyler Woodward and Bo Overton). UNLV head coach Kevin Kruger - with teammates Mark Starsiak, Jay Ship and former LPGA golfer Kendall Dye - won net. 

At TPC Summerlin, Atomic Golf featuring Naismith HOFer Spencer Haywood (pictured), coach Jud Kinne, Don Woeckener and Mike Neal captured first gross while Xs & Os of Success (Mike Turner, Dan Lai, Daniel Allen and Dale Eeles - pictured) won the net title.

Additional teams placing:


2nd Gross: Top of the World - Cade Wilson, Benson Diehm, Will Hyde, Keegan Hagar (note: the youngest team in LV Classic history)

2nd Net: A Bad Collective - ESPN’s Sean Farnham, Ian Morgan, Josh Oder, Dave Gorman

3rd Net: Rox Covert - David Gorman, Alex Soliman, Tom Blanda, Jack Larsen

Shadow Creek

2nd Gross: NextGen Cattle Co. - Shannon Kruger, Ronnie McHenry, Mike Dickerson, Ron McHenry (Washburn - retired)

2nd Net: Oregon’s Mark Byrum, Rob Gloeckner, Eric Weckert, Justin Fisher

3rd Net: Wald Family Foods - Tommy Wald, Bob Wald, Brayden Wald, Chris Rosacker

TPC Summerlin

2nd Gross: The UPS Store (pictured) - Tom Englund, Samuel Ireland, Carl DiGennaro, Greg Sak

2nd Net: MGM 7 - Juan Carter, Mark Trevino, William Gilbert, Jordan McCormick

3rd Net: Golf Digest 1 - Terry Katz, Tom Stiles, Sam Stein, Chris Tarr

And congrats to our closest-to-the-pin contest winners, Jeff Steinberg (Shadow Creek) and JT The Brick (Cascata).


Volpe and Daley join team, Daley to serve as primary ACS contact for event

Liz Volpe and Ryan Daley have recently joined the Las Vegas American Cancer Society Team.

Volpe is a seasoned development professional with over 10 years of experience. She is driven to connect donors, volunteers, and the community to the American Cancer Society in ways that are meaningful to them. As the Associate Director of Development, she will work with the Nevada team to support all fundraising and outreach events.

Daley was born and raised in Las Vegas. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno while also diving into the world of sports working for their athletic department. Sports have always been a huge part of his life, alongside his love for music, which fuels his creativity. When he's not cheering on his favorite teams or jamming to tunes, you'll find him behind the lens, capturing everyday moments through photography. Now, he's thrilled to bring his energy and vision to the Classic! 

Liz Volpe

Associate Director, Development

Ryan Daley

Senior Development Manager

Daley is now serving as the primary ACS contact for the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by Sanford Health. He can be reached at or (702) 908-9061. Please direct all registration info and questions to him.

Daley is filling the role previously held by Samantha Molinero, who has been promoted to Project Manager, Development Chief of Staff. Congratulations, Sam! And welcome to the team, Ryan and Liz.

Sanford Health

NextGen Cattle Co. in memory of Bryan Lindstrom

The UPS Store in memory of Joe Yale and in honor of Rhonda DiGennaro

Wald Family Foods in memory of Gary Rosacker

RBC Capital Markets

Gilead Oncology in memory of Kim Gibbons

MGM Resorts International

Nike Basketball Family in honor of Kelly Harris

Comprehensive Cancer Centers in honor of our survivors, fighters and angels

Xs & Os of Success in memory of Keith Campbell and in honor of Ed Benson, Larry Allen, Robin Ship & Julie Chavez

Loose Change in memory of Gail McNally and in honor of Shelly Wilson

National Basketball Retired Players Association, Inc.

Danny & Dana Heatly in memory of Dale Beckham & Charles Heatly

Fran & Margaret McCaffery in honor of Patrick McCaffery and in memory of Austin Schroeder & Tate Schaefer

Gregg Wadley & Betsy Brackett

Marc Warrington in honor of Wanda Johnson

The McGraw Family in honor of Rick McGraw, Bethanie Gasperson & Maria Adam Storm

Tim Warren in memory of my niece Erin Warren

Coaches vs. Cancer Family in memory of Peter Mindock, Ted Seagroves, Wade Leavitt, Lew Hill, Billy Tubbs, Maureen Youngmeyer-May & Toby Keith and proud to honor Coach Clark, Sharon Herrmann & Cj Mitchell


Pompey Entertainment

Las Vegas Sports Network

The McGivern Family in honor of Dr. Anthony Cruse

Lon & Barb Kruger in memory of Don Kruger

Friends of Yale Basketball & Yale Soccer

Sean Farnham in honor of Kallie Gates' fight!

Nations of Coaches & Coach Dale Clayton in memory of Waylon S. Kyle

Matthew & Natasha "The Conjurors" in honor of Denise Andrews

Justin Weniger, Anita Cohen, Rob Muller, Mike Turner, Scott Sullivan, Richard Smith, Coach Clark & Kristin Boyd

A special thank you to our sponsors

Danny & Dana Heatly

Lon & Barb Kruger

The McGraw Family

Marc Warrington

Nations of Coaches

& Coach Dale Clayton

Tim Warren

The McGivern Family

Sean Farnham

Fran & Margaret McCaffery

Gregg Wadley & Betsy Brackett

Friends of Yale Basketball

& Yale Soccer

Want to play an even bigger role in supporting Coaches vs. Cancer? All while gaining valuable exposure for your organization? 

Find out more about becoming a sponsor of the 2025 Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic by contacting Bridget Byrne at or (702) 275-1124.

If you missed the chance to support the fight against cancer during the event, please visit the Classic's website to make a donation today, or contact Ryan Daley with American Cancer Society at or (702) 908-9061.


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