Millis golf tourney raises $12,600 to help families battling cancer

Staff Reports Posted 24 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – The family of the late David Millis gathers for a photo at the 9th annual David R. Millis Memorial Golf Tournament.

The family of David Millis hosted their 9th annual David R. Millis Memorial Golf Tournament on June 7 at the Batavia Country Club. This year the tournament raised $12,600, bringing the nine-year grand total to over $112,000.

The money was again donated to the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, which is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to assisting local families with their fight against cancer. The money is used to assist with prescriptions, medical insurance, nutritional supplements, hospital beds and many other needs.

This year the tournament had 129 golfers and an additional 44 dinner guests. Justin Klein, Jim Klein, Matt Wood and Greg Piske won this year’s tournament.

Golfers and dinner guests had a chance to find purple golf balls hidden throughout the golf course and banquet hall to help raise pancreatic cancer awareness, which took the life of Dave Millis. Anyone who found a golf ball throughout the day won a prize.

Millis was an active community member and the long-time superintendent of Albion’s sewer plant.

For more information, pictures and updates on the tournament, click here.