Torres Golf Tournament to Tee Off July 31
By Elaine La Marr
The deluge of this past April may have forced the cancellation of the original April 3 date for the second annual Andrew Torres Memorial Golf Tournament, but it didn't dampen the spirits of planning committee members who regrouped and rescheduled for Monday, July 31 at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.
"We are on, bigger and better," said Anita Torres, Andrew's mother. "We have a wonderful event planned, with not just one, but two hole-in-one cars for golfers to win, as well as amazing raffle and silent auction items. Star Chrysler Jeep is donating a 2006 Chrysler 300 and Star Ford has offered a two-year lease on a 2006 Ford Mustang."
Andrew Torres, a 23-year-old Marine second lieutenant and graduate of Flintridge Prep and Annapolis, lost a two-year battle with a rare form of liver cancer. On April 9, 2004, he was posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for "personal and professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties and for displaying remarkable courage and inspirational leadership in the face of overwhelming medical challenges. His willingness to engage and support new and innovative treatment programs played an important role in the development of cancer research."
Throughout his battle with cancer, the local young man believed it was important to support cancer research, according to his mother. Before he died, Torres made his parents promise they would help find a cure for liver cancer.
Last year's first Memorial Golf Tournament resulted in a donation of $55,000 to Huntington Medical Research Institutes for cancer research.
There are still spaces available for golfers and those who wish to attend the dinner only on July 31. For more information, call(626)792-3175.
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