Memorial golf tournament set to support cancer research

Published 10:14 am Monday, June 8, 2015

After raising more than $8,500 in the past two years, a special fundraiser in memory of an Adams native will return this month to help support cancer research at the Hormel Institute.



On June 20, the third annual Ryan Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction will take place at the Cedar River Golf Course in Adams, about 20 miles southeast of Austin along Minnesota Highway 56. It consists of a four-person, best-shot golf tournament, with a shotgun start at noon. Pre-registration is preferred by June 13 but later signups are welcome.

The tournament memorializes Ryan Gordon, an Adams native who passed away in 2011 at age 42 from stomach cancer. He is survived by his wife, Shannon, and two sons, Jake and Brecken.

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His parents Roger and Shirley Gordon, of Adams, created the memorial tournament in 2013 because Gordon had a passion for golf.

Organizers also believe this year’s event will offer its best silent auction yet with numerous prizes donated by individuals and businesses, including Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints baseball tickets; sports memorabilia; quilts; and gift certificates to area restaurants.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Institute to support its cutting-edge cancer research. As with any gift to the Institute, all proceeds directly funds cancer research into better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

Cost is $50 per golfer at the tourney, which includes a hamburger meal afterward; non-golfers can pay $10 for the meal only. Cart rental will be available at the golfer’s expense; early registration is recommended to ensure car availability. Reservations can be made at the Cedar River Golf Course’s pro shop or by calling 507-582-3595.