Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Free Prostate Cancer Program

(Farmington, Conn. July 28, 2011) – The Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will hold its 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, 87 Town Farm Road, Farmington.
Among the celebrities scheduled to participate are actor-singer-songwriter Clifton Davis, UConn Assistant Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie, former NBA star Vin Baker, Dr. Ben Carson, Late Show announcer Alan Kalter, and former NFL players Richard Blackmore and Fred Baxter and friends.
The tournament will benefit the Men’s Health Institute, which addresses the prevalence of prostate cancer among the African-American community.  The Institute provides free testing, diagnosis, and treatment for uninsured and underinsured men. 
Theme of the tournament is Tee Off to Save the Lives of 10 Men.  Its goal is to raise $250,000 to aid 10 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and will need financial support to help pay for their treatment.
“This tournament addresses a major health issue in our community.  Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men.  African-American men are 2.5 times more likely than Caucasian men to die of prostate cancer.  The funds generated by this tournament will have a tremendous impact on the lives of the patients we serve,” said Curtis D. Robinson, charter benefactor of the Men’s Health Institute.
Registration for the tournament begins at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at
8 a.m.  A luncheon and awards ceremony will be held at 12 p.m.  Registration is $225 per golfer.  Tickets for the luncheon only are available for $40 each.
To register, call 860-714-4900 or go to www.sfmhi.com.