‘Friends of Pete,’ Golf Fights Cancer, and the Gator golf team have been collaborating with Team IMPACT, a national non-profit that connects children facing serious illnesses with local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Earlier this year, the Gator golf team drafted Theo Kelly, a seven-year-old Jacksonville boy living with cancer. Since then, Theo has spent a number of hours swinging the clubs, sharing meals, driving carts, and just laughing with his teammates.
Proceeds from The Good Guy Invitational will fund GFC’s largest grant to date: $500,000 to Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley. A certified oncology nurse navigator, an oncology social worker and additional palliative care clinic hours will provide supplemental services beginning with initial diagnosis and continuing throughout treatment.