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WVU Cancer Institute welcomes Garrett Greene, Stewart family for inaugural Golf Classic

WVU Cancer Golf Classic

The WVU Cancer Institute is hosting a new golf tournament and Mountaineer sports-themed after-event to benefit patients battling blood cancer.

The inaugural WVU Cancer Institute Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 8, at scenic Stonewall Resort in Roanoke. Tee time begins at 9:30 a.m. on the resort’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course, which offers superb conditions for golfers of every level.

The after-event will be hosted by Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval, of the “3 Guys Before the Game” podcast, and feature WVU quarterback Garrett Greene as a special guest, along with food, auctions, autograph signings, and more.

The festivities also include the dedication of a commemorative bench to honor late WVU Head Football Coach Bill Stewart. Coach Stew, as he was affectionately known, led the Mountaineers to one of their most memorable victories as interim head coach in 2008, when WVU defeated Oklahoma, 48-28, in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. A native of West Virginia and WVU graduate, Stewart served under coaches Don Nehlen and Rich Rodriguez before assuming the permanent head coaching position from 2008-2010. He passed away May 21, 2012, following a heart attack at the age of 59.

The Stewart family will be on hand for this special occasion. Son Blaine Stewart is an assistant coach (tight ends) for the WVU football team.

Proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the Live Like Brent Comfort Fund, which provides support for blood cancer patients at the WVU Cancer Institute. The fund was established by the Live Like Brent Foundation to honor the memory of Brent Evans, a WVU graduate who died of blood cancer in 2017. The organization celebrates Evans’ life by inspiring others to fight blood cancer while living an impassioned life and cherishing each day — just like Brent did.

“We are grateful to 3 Guys, our hosts, and to the Live Like Brent Foundation for their dedication,” Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, M.D., executive chair and director of the WVU Cancer Institute, Jean and Laurence DeLynn Chair of Oncology, and associate professor of surgery at the WVU School of Medicine, said. “This event presents a new opportunity to bring people together and encourages us all to consider ways we can support patients and foster hope. A focus on the patient experience is foremost as we promote better health in West Virginia and beyond through cancer prevention, treatment, and research.”

Interested participants can visit to learn more and register for the WVU Cancer Institute Golf Classic. Non-golfers have the option to purchase separate tickets for the post-tournament event.

All contributions to the Live Like Brent Comfort Fund are made through the WVU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University and its affiliated entities.

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