Garry “G” Cobb, former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, popular Sports Talk WIP radio host and CBS-3 sports anchor, will co-host this year’s 2nd Annual Cadillac Golf Classic on September 24, 2012. This year’s event, which will take place at the Huntington Valley Country Club, is one in a nationwide series of over 60 amateur tournaments being held across the country to help support the National Kidney Foundation.
"When I learned the staggering impact kidney disease has on millions of Americans, I was floored," Cobb said. "This year, I am teeing off in support of NKF’s mission to help people understand the need for early detection and prevention of kidney disease."
Recent studies show that 1 in 9 Americans, or 26 million people, battle with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing, many people do not take steps to protect the health of their kidneys. The NKF is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
Mr. Cobb will join Joe Fields, former NY Jets All-Pro Center and 2012 NFL “Hall of Fame” nominee, along with thousands of amateur golfers from across the country as they compete for a spot at NKF Golf Classic’s National Finals at California’s famed Pebble Beach Resorts.
Eligible teams consist of four amateur players whose USGA Handicap Indexes total 42.0 or more and only one golfer on each team may have a Handicap Index of 8.0 or less. The entry fee is $2,500 per foursome, a portion of which is tax deductible, and helps support the National Kidney Foundation Serving Delaware Valley.
To register your foursome or make a donation to this unique event, please contact Christin Naab at Christin.firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 923-8611 ext. 17. For more information about the National Kidney Foundation serving the Delaware Valley, please visit www.nkfdv.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC:
The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information on the Golf Classic visit www.kidney.org/golf.