Head Greensboro women's basketball coach Randy Tuggle assisted with the 4th Annual Kay Yow Golf Classic and the Inaugural Coaches Clinic over the weekend at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Among those who teamed up for the event included high profile women's basketball coaches such as Gary Blair (Texas A&M), Muffett McGraw (Notre Dame), Stephanie Glance (Illinois State) and Katie Meier (Miami).
The Coaches Clinic was aimed at not only granting Yow's wish to fund cancer research but also her desire for coaches to enrich their lives by serving others.
Yow, formerly the head women's basketball coach at North Carolina State, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away on January 24, 2009 after facing her third bout with the disease.
For Tuggle, the event had some personal meaning as his wife was diagnosed with a cancer a little over one year ago.
"It really hits home when people start talking about cancer," Tuggle said. "What Kay Yow did was get commitments from coaches with a desire to help the cause. When the coaches get together for this event, it is really a true, genuine thing that they are here for."
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007. Since the Fund's inception, $1,300,000 has been raised for scientific research focused on women's cancer. The Fund is allocating a $1 million research grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX for ovarian cancer research and clinical studies.
"That is the beauty of the Kay Yow Foundation," added Tuggle. "The majority of the money that they raise goes directly towards to cause."
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.
For more information, visit the website at http://kayyow.com/.