On Saturday, August 18, 2012, Kure It, a non-profit dedicated to funding innovative cancer research, will host their 4th Annual USC 901 Reunion. The event will be held at the Newport Sports Museum in Fashion Island, which is owned by USC Alum John Hamilton. The museum’s sports memorabilia, much of it dedicated to USC football and other local college and professional teams, provides the perfect backdrop for this evening of fun, friends, and football.
Guests will enjoy a preview of the Trojan football season by USC’s radio broadcast team of Paul McDonald and Pete Arbogast. Dr. Robert Figlin of Cedars-Sinai will be speaking about cancer research, and the live auction will be conducted by Dan and Laura Dotson of A & E’s hit show Storage Wars.
This year’s live auction will again feature the PGA Pro Treatment from Bob Vokey at Titleist. The high bidder gets to spend the day at Titleist’s Performance Institute, enjoying a tour, a custom swing analysis, and the manufacturing of a custom set of Vokey Wedges, an experience not available to the general public, only to PGA professionals.
Traditional Jewelers in Fashion Island donated the featured item in the Opportunity Drawing – a men’s Tag Heuer watch valued at $7,500. The auction and drawings also feature autographed sports items, meals at some of OC’s finest restaurants, fine wines, a stay at Pelican Hill Resort, and much, much more.
Catering is provided by El Cholo, which includes their famous margaritas, and the evening concludes with a performance by members of the Trojan Marching Band. Last year’s event raised over $50,000 with nearly 200 in attendance. Tickets are $150 per person, or $275 per couple. Young USC alumni who graduated between 2002 and 2012 are eligible for discounted tickets of $100 (limit two).
For more info, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://event.pingg.com/901Reunion2012
About Kure It
Founded by Newport Beach resident Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It has raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research since 2007, granting a total of $350,000 in 2012. Kure It supports researchers at City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, Oregon Health & Science University, and through a partnership with the American Associayion for Cancer Research.