TUCSON (KVOA) - The Cologuard Classic festivities for the week have begun here in the Old Pueblo with the Caboose Cup™ Charitable Am-Am Golf Outing sponsored by Tucson Appliance Center.
Tens of thousands of dollars were raised in the amateur tournament at the Omni Tucson National Resort.
"It's very important for us to raise money for us to raise money for the kids, as people know me it's all about the kids," said Chris Edwards, owner of the tourney's sponsor, "Tucson Appliance Center. E Edwards, a member of the Tucson Conquistadores group that's helped run the Cologuard Classic for several years, says he also takes pride knowing he's teaming up with the "Colon Cancer Coalition."
(Mathew Sorochty, Colon Cancer Coalition) "It's incredibly important at this point in time because cancer doesn't stop, and with COVID the last year, it's really had an effect on people and organizations being able to get screened," said Mathew Sorochty, from the Colon Cancer Coalition, "We're really helping this help some people get over the hump and help some get this accomplished."
Apart from all the money being raised for local charities, people keep their eye out on the Cologuard Classic to see some of the best golfers of all time playing here in Tucson. Players like former ASU standout Phil Mickelson and U of A great Jim Furyk just to name a few.