Every August for the past 38 years, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered celebrities, members of Congress, corporate sponsors, participants and supporters with one common goal: to find a cure for leukemia and other cancers. Founded in 1976 by Harmon Killebrew and Ralph Harding in memory of the Minnesota Twins’ shortstop, Danny Thompson, the Tournament is considered one of the leading fundraisers of its kind for cancer research.
The event proceeds benefit two recipients: the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise and to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. We are proud to announce that the 2014 contribution to our beneficiaries totaled $720,000. Due to the dedicated commitment of our supporters over the years, the Tournament has raised in excess of $13.8 million which has gone directly to cancer research. Our beneficiaries leverage these funds through various matching grant programs, increasing the impact of our donation to the million dollar level annually.