"We are really excited and delighted with the tremendous support of our sponsors, celebrities and the community which has allowed Penn State's Coaches Vs. Cancer organization to grow and continue to assist so many people affected by cancer," DeChellis. "We have a very dedicated committee that has worked extremely hard to put on a first-class event which continues to get better every year."
Numerous sports celebrities took part, including numerous former Nittany Lion standouts. Among them will be: Rahsaan Carlton, Gyasi Cline-Heard, Tom Daley, Mark DuMars, Dan Earl, Curtis Johnson, Pete Lisicky, Glenn Sekunda, Tyler Smith and many more. The Penn State basketball coaching staff, several Nittany Lion head coaches and other celebrities from the world of sports were also be part of the event, which has now exceed a total of $900,000 in funds raised for the American Cancer Society.
The team of Jack Infield, Paul Tomczuk, Andy Friberg, Larry Walker and Tom Daley posted an 18-under 54 to take first place gross in a match of cards over the team of Jeff Mulligan, Greg Mullins, Bob Reisinger, Steve Seigfried and John Skorupan (also posting a 54) on the Blue Course. The team of Tim Loomis, D. Pastorkovich, Mike Shanahan, Brian Shanahan and Hilliary Scott won first place net also posting an 18-under 54.
The team of Steve Brame, Jeff Fisher, Brooks Fisher, Ange Montovino and Josh Trimble won first place gross on the White course posting a 20-under par 52. The team of Rich Heimer, Todd Kresge, Brent Lapour, Mark Tygel and Jeff Brown won the net on the White with an 18-under 54.
DeChellis, a cancer survivor in his fifth year leading the event, was named the 2006 Coaches vs. Cancer Man of the Year by the national organization.
For information on getting involved in next year's Penn State's CVC event please contact Kent Wible at 814-278-6945 or visit www.cvcpennstate.org.
WINNERS IN THE 2007 EVENT
1st Place Gross Score of 54 (-18) Match of Cards
2nd Place Gross Score of 54 (-18) Match of Cards
1st Place Net Score of 54 (-18) Net
2nd Place Net Score of 56 (-16) Net
Skill Prizes - Blue Course
Closest to the Pin
1st Place - Jan Holmblad
2nd Place - Tom Foust
1st Place - Mike Shanahan
2nd Place - Melvin MCants
1st Place - Bill Dietz
2nd Place - Reese
1st Place - Tom Daley
2nd Place - Mike Shanahan
1st Place Gross Score of (-20) 52
2nd Place Gross Score of (-17) 55
1st Place Net Score of (-18) 54
2nd Place Net Score of (-16) 56
Closest to the Pin
1st Place - Raymond Ciampichini
2nd Place - Brent Lapour
1st Place - Robbie Wine
2nd Place - Bink
1st Place - Rich Heimer
2nd Place - Turk
1st Place - Chris Phillips
2nd Place - Tyler Hughes