The date for the 16th annual Cancer Crusaders Golf Tournament will be here very soon. The scheduled date is March 20th, 2023 which does not leave much time left to register. This event has a max field every year and is usually sold out weeks before the event day.
Golf Nola has been a part of this tournament in one form or another for some years now and we can say this is one of if not the best charity golf tournaments in the Greater New Orleans area. The tournament is for the great and worthwhile cause of raising money for cancer research. The best part is all the money stays local.
Before we tell you more about the golf tournament first here is a bit about Cancer Crusaders.
"Cancer Crusaders of Louisiana is a local, all-volunteer (over 600 members), nonprofit organization, which began in 1976 for the sole purpose of raising money for local cancer research. We are not affiliated with any other organization either locally or nationally. The money raised is divided evenly each year between LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center and Tulane Cancer Center to support cancer research. With the generous donations of our supporters, we have raised over $5 Million for cancer research since our inception."
In each and every golf tournament Cancer Crusaders improves upon the previous year and continues to make this a must-play event each year. This year will be held at Chateau Golf and Country Club and will feature over $60,000 in prizes available. There are 5 Hole-In-One opportunities, 4 Closest to the hole opportunities, a putting contest, and raffles. You will also find a long-drive professional out there each year as another opportunity to win more prizes. This is in addition to the wonderful welcome package (ditty bag) every golfer receives. Also, let us not forget about the wonderful food that is offered each year around the golf course, from restaurants like Don's Seafood, and during the awards ceremony after play is concluded.
For sponsors, this event has been a huge success. Cancer Crusaders gives the sponsors their value. Those that sponsor on-course contests they get exclusivity for that given hole or contest area and receive a vinyl banner that the sponsor gets to keep after the event. Other sponsor opportunities such as cart cling and pin flag sponsors make these truly unique sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Each sponsor also gets their logo on the event website with a link back to their company website for one year, until next year's event.
We highly recommend if you have not been a part of this event in the past to do so this year. Whether you want to register a team, sponsor a contest, or both you can find all the information you need on the event website (above). You can see this year's promo video below.