Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Killebrew-Thompson golf back in Sun Valley

Doobie Brothers benefit concert tonight

The Killebrew-Thompson tour-namentís new executive direc-tor Dayna Buxton of Sun Valley (right) has taken over the du-ties of outgoing executive di-rector Georgie Fenton of Ketchum (left), who is stepping aside after 20 years of associa-tion with the Killebrew-Thompson. Fenton has re-mained as tournament presi-dent and is helping Buxton and her staff with transition for this yearís tournament. Photo by Willy Cook

     The 38th annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial benefit golf tournament for leukemia and cancer research starts today at Sun Valley Resort.

     Four-time Grammy Award-winning band The Doobie Brothers performs an 8 p.m. concert today at Sun Valley Pavilion. Lawn tickets remain for the concert at Sun Valley Recreation Center (622-2135).

      A social and fund-raising highlight is the 19th annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial live and silent auction Friday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Limelight Room of Sun Valley Inn.

     Live auction items include trips to Mexico, Las Vegas, Maui, France and to the Kentucky Derby; and an autographed Keith Urban guitar. Silent auction items include autographed baseballs from Mike Trout and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels.

     Football’s Joe Washington and Jerry Kramer, baseball’s Brooks Robinson and Bobby Grich, and 33-year-old professional golfer Mike Lavery from California are among the sports figures expected.

     The tournament format is four-person two-best ball over two days. Here is the schedule:

     Wednesday, Aug. 20: Benefit concert featuring The Doobie Brothers at 8 p.m., Sun Valley Pavilion.

     Thursday, Aug. 21: Western-style welcome barbecue 6 p.m. at Trail Creek Cabin.

     Friday, Aug. 22: First 18-hole round of the Thompson Memorial tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun starts at Sun Valley and Elkhorn golf courses.

     Saturday, Aug. 23: Final 18-hole round, 9 a.m. shotgun starts. Ladies have a nine-hole scramble tournament at 10 a.m. at Bigwood Golf Course. Awards reception 4-6 p.m. on the Sun Valley Clubhouse deck.



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