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Nick Gonzales Charity Golf Tournament and Fundraising Dinner

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Nick Gonzales Golf Tournament and Fundraiser - Nick and Kids

5th Annual Golf Tournament to Support Research for Brain Tumors


The 5th Annual Nick Gonzales Charity Golf Tournament and Fundraising Dinner will be held on Friday, April 27th at Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas. Tee off is 1:00 PM, 4-man scramble.  Golf with dinner registration is $135. Dinner only registrations for those who want to support our mission, but who don’t play golf, is $50. Appetizers begin at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. All net proceeds from registration fees, sponsorships, raffle and silent/live auction will go toward the funding of an annual research grant established through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). NBTS is very focused on pediatric, as well as adult brain tumor research. Click here for Event Flyer.

Through our past fundraising activities the last 4 ½ years, we have had the honor of helping to fund the following research grants with $199,200!

  • Ohio State – Dr. Mariano Viapiano – $100,000
  •  UT MD Anderson – Dr. Frederick Lang – $50,000
  •  Duke University – Dr. Hai Yam – $25,000
  •  Baylor Hospital/Foundation – Dr. Karen Fink – $20,000
  •  Cleveland Clinic – Dr. Jose Pascua – $2,000
  •  Baylor College of Medicine – Dr. Benjamin Deneen – $1,200
  •  Columbia University – Research Project – $1,000

Over 200,000 people are diagnosed with a malignant primary brain tumor worldwide every year.  That’s over 500 people a day on average.  Brain tumors are now the largest cause of childhood cancer mortality in the age group 0-14, surpassing those diagnosed with Leukemia.   This is not necessarily because of an increase in childhood brain tumors, but because of more effective treatments for Leukemia and the lack of significant improvements in the treatment of brain tumors.

How You Can Help Make a Difference

You can help make a difference by becoming a sponsor of this year’s event.  Opportunities begin at $250 for a hole sponsorship, with $1000 for the Bronze Sponsorship, $1500 for the Silver Sponsorship, $2000 for Gold Sponsorship and $5000 for Platinum and Title Sponsorship.  More information may be found at

In-Kind Donations for the silent/live auction are very much appreciated and may be picked up in person by one of our volunteers or mailed to the organization at 1732 Mayflower Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007, c/o Dr. Marcus Gonzales. Any level of support would be wonderful from gift cards, to free personal or business services, sports tickets, children’s entertainment, jewelry, mileage awards for free airfare, sporting goods, travel opportunities, hotel stays, swim lessons, rounds of golf, gift baskets, spa services, patio furniture, gift certificates for floral arrangements (Mother’s Day is weekend after event), recliner, books, software, outdoor garden accessories,  you name it!   All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law as the NGF is a 501c3 public charity.

Please contact Cindy Villarreal at 469-438-7001 or Cindy.Villarreal@gmail.comfor more information or to donate.

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