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Tahoe Forest Health System announces Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) announces the Third Annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic (GUMGC) July 10 and 11 to gain awareness for the ongoing need to support local cancer programs. The public is welcome to join some of the greatest NFL players in history at the Sunday, July 10 pairings party at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, please visit http://www.gu63.org or call Martha Simon, Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation office at 530-582-6329. The Sunday evening pairings party offers guests a unique opportunity to mingle with NFL celebrities such as Ronnie Lott, Marcus Allen and Billy Joe Tolliver while enjoying fresh culinary creations from the Ritz-Carlton. The event includes a silent and live auction known for sports memorabilia and merchandise, trips and more.andamp;#8220;Once again, we welcome golfers, NFL superstars and pairing party guests to the Tahoe region all in an effort to raise awareness for local cancer programs and research,andamp;#8221; said Martha Simon, chief development officer, Tahoe Forest Health System. andamp;#8220;We canandamp;#8217;t thank our community enough for its continued support of the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and local programs. We look forward to seeing you this year at the pairings party.andamp;#8221; Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.GU63.org.For Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities, e-mail msimon@tfhd.com or call 530-582-6329.Sponsors to date include: The NFL; The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; Tahoe Mountain Club; Barrick North America; Dewey andamp; LeBoeuf, LLP; Clark, Kourtbojian and Reebok.For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit http://www.tfhd.com.

Gene Upshaw served as the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) from June 1983 to August 2008, after a successful 16-year career as a player. During that time, Upshaw worked diligently at enhancing, protecting and defending the individual rights of professional football players throughout the National Football League. Upshaw also served as Chairman of National Football League Players Incorporated.A perennial All-Pro offensive guard for the Oakland Raiders, Upshaw was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, his first year of eligibility. He played in 217 league games and appeared in six Pro Bowls. He was named Lineman of the Year in the AFC in 1973 and 1974. In 1977, he was voted top lineman in the NFL, and runner-up for that honor in 1980. Upshaw is the only player in NFL history to play in three Super Bowls in three different decadesandamp;#8212;in the 60s, 70s and 80s.Upshaw was also a founding member of The Golf Club at Grayandamp;#8217;s Crossing, so the venue for the GUMGC is most appropriate for this annual event.

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center (TFCC) is a patient-focused program providing the highest quality of care and cancer treatments and therapies, which are administered in a supportive and compassionate manner. The TFCC is also a proud affiliate of the UC Davis Cancer Network, an organization that unites five hospital-based cancer centers for the purpose of delivering high quality cancer care in rural settings. Tahoe Forest Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art therapy with the most appropriate and current cancer diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to ensure the highest standard of care. For more information about Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, go to http://www.tahoecancercenter.com.

The list will be updated regularly at http://www.GU63.org. Last-minute business or personal conflicts could affect a celebrity’s ability to attend. Marcus Allen, Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Raiders (82-92), Kansas City (93-97); Fred Biletnikoff, Hall of Fame, Oakland (65-78), Montreal (80); Eric Bjornson, Dallas (95-00), New England (00); Hoby Brenner, New Orleans (81-83); Tim Brown, Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders (88-03), Tampa Bay (04); Raymond Chester, Oakland (70-72, 78-81), Baltimore Colts (73-77); Mervyn Fernandez, BC, Lions (82-86, 94), Los Angeles Raiders (87-92); Willie Gault, Chicago (83-87), Los Angeles Raiders (88-93); Jeff Hamilton, 4-time Speed Skiing World Champion, first to ski 150 mph, Olympic Medalist; Mike Haynes,Hall of Fame, New England (76-82), Los Angeles Raiders (83-89); Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville (06-present); Ted Kwalick, San Francisco (69-74), Oakland (75-77); Daryle Lamonica, Buffalo (63-66), Oakland Raiders (67-74); Ronnie Lott, Hall of Fame, San Francisco (81-90), Los Angeles Raiders (91-92), New York Jets (93-94); Rod Martin, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Raiders (77-88); Sam McCullum, Minnesota (74-75, 82-83), Seattle (76-81); Chester McGlockton, Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders (92-97), Kansas City (98-00), Denver (01-02), New Orleans (98-00); Billy Joe Tolliver, San Diego (89-90), Altanta (91-93/96-97), Houston (96-97), Kansas (97), Louisiana (98-00); Gene Washington, San Francisco (69-77), Detroit (79); Eric Wright, San Francisco (81-90).