After losing his Aunt (Mary Bolte) to a long battle with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2006, Mark Thomas was inspired by her courage to start a golf tournament to honor his Aunt and raise awareness of the importance and need to fund cancer research. Together with a group of friends and business colleagues GIVE18 was started. From that single event a grassroots movement began encouraging all golfers to utilize the game they love as a vehicle to make a difference in a disease that unfortunately touches all of us.
GIVE 18 appreciates all of the support we have received through the years. The volunteers, sponsors, pro golfers and speakers are critical to our continued success. Below are just a few of GIVE 18's celebrity friends.