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2022 Event Info


Limited Number of Spots Left for Key For A Cure Foundation’s Second Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Golf Tournament to Support Pediatric Cancer Research on Oct. 3, 2022, at Corral De Tierra Country Club

SALINAS, CA. (Aug. xx, 2022) — A limited number of spots remain for Key for a Cure Foundation’s inaugural Golf Tournament benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in support of pediatric cancer research on Oct. 3, 2022, at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.

The tournament has added reception-only tickets for non-playing guests for $100, which includes wine, appetizers, band, live auction, award ceremony, and an on-course fundraising competition, “Beat the Pro,” provided by the CSU Monterey Bay Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams: Beat one of the top athletes on a par-3 hole, win prizes and raise money for Key for a Cure Foundation. Reception-only tickets are available at

Price for playing is $250 per player and includes the reception, sign-ups are available at: The first-place prize is a custom belt buckle.

The tournament schedule is as follows:
10:30 a.m., registration begins, driving range open
11:45 a.m., announcements
Noon, shotgun start, F&B on course
5 p.m. conclusion/scoring
5:30 p.m., reception

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the reserved tee time. COVID protocols will be in place this year. Details will be released as the event nears.

Auctioneer for the live auction will be Joseph W. Heston, who has been the President and General Manager of KSBW television since January 1999, and has been with Hearst Television (part of the Hearst Corporation) since September 1984. He may be familiar to Central Coast viewers due to his weekly on-camera appearances, presenting the position of the KSBW Editorial Board.

For 34 years Heston has worked with Hearst, having held executive positions at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, and WCVB-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. Before joining the Hearst Corporation, he worked with Westinghouse Broadcasting (now, CBS) for eight years holding various production positions at WBZ-TV in Boston, KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, and WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where he began his broadcasting career in 1976.

Live auction items and values include the following:

    1. Bourbon Brothers: Donated by Jon Price and Rolando Cabrera. Includes a fabulous night for 8 people of bourbon tasting, cigars, and professional poker game. Heidi Licata of Delicious and Simple has donated charcuterie boards or boxes for each of the attendees.
    2. Cali Roots Package 2023: 2 tickets for 4 days
    3. Autographed The “Big 3” Masters Golf Champions
    4. San Francisco 49ers Legends Autographed Helmet
    5. Kobe Bryant 11×14 Autographed Photo
    6. Stephen Curry 11x14Autographed Photo
    7. Muhammad Ali, AKA Cassius Clay, autographed Boxing Glove
    8. Lady Gaga Autographed Sheet Music
    9. Limited Edition  “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” Autographed Photo
    10. Limited Edition  “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” Autographed Photo
    11. The Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Autographed Display
    12. Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Experience

Sponsors of the tournament include:

Presenting sponsor

    1. Tony & Tina Sammut, T & T Enterprises

Champion sponsor

    1. Joe Stretch, State Farm
    2. Louis & Roberta Huntington
    3. Wesley Finley, Rebelution Music

Cart Fleet sponsors

    1. Mike Catanesi & Terri Sammut
    2. The Bourbon Brothers, Dr. Rolando Cabrera and Hon. Jon Price

Hole-In-One sponsor

    1. Bill & Terri Hastie, Hastie Financial

Putting Hole sponsor

    1. Pacific Valley Bank

Beat-The Pro Hole sponsor

    1. 1st Capital Bank

Birdie sponsors

    1. Brett & Kristie Fowler, Fowler Construction
    2. Liz Grijalva
    3. Pinnacle Bank
    4. Sara Phelps, Sotheby’s
    5. Marci Bracco, The Buzz PR
    6. Rachel Bailey, Red River
    7. Central Coast Federal Credit Union
    8. Collins Custom Tile
    9. Michelle Balesteri, Balesteri Builders Inc.
    10. Varonis
    11. Skip & Dani Wilcox, KW Coastal Estates and 3W Builders
    12. Carl Navarra

Hole sponsors

    1. Don & Glenna Datta
    2. Santa Cruz County Bank
    3. Jeff & Lisa Clark
    4. Nicole Rodriguez, Keller Williams
    5. Pebble Beach Company Foundation


    1. Don and Barbara Chapin
    2. Robert and Joyce Pierce
    3. Wesley Finley

In-Kind Donations:

Photographer: Marci Bracco, The Buzz PR LLC
Band: Jeff & Barbara Filice

For more information on the golf tournament, go to or call (831) 241-3990.

To donate to Key for a Cure Foundation, go to:

About Key For A Cure Foundation

Key for a Cure Foundation was formed in 2015 to support pediatric cancer research. The mission of the foundation is to raise funds to directly support innovative pediatric cancer research that will lead to more effective treatments for children with cancer.

Key for a Cure Foundation is committed to fighting pediatric cancer.  The foundation is currently working to raise funds for T cell based Immunotherapy research being conducted at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The foundation raised $250,000 in the first year after the non-profit was established and donated the funds to this innovative research protocol.

Key for a Cure is a operated by volunteers. Our board is dedicated to making a significant difference with a commitment that all funds raised by Key for a Cure go directly into supporting our mission.

Key for a Cure also has a low operating expense of 4%, we do not spend donated money on flights, hotel stays, bonuses, and dinners for board members. This enables us to qualify for grants that are specific to non-profits with low operating expenses.

The Key for a Cure board requires 100% financial participation and every board member purchases tickets to our events because we too are financially invested in finding a cure for cancer.

Key For A Cure Foundation

Raising Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research to Save Lives

820 Park Row #588
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 241-3990