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For the third consecutive year, over 300 golfers, race-car enthusiasts, and poker players came together to support CureSearch for Children's Cancer. The MJ Golf Classic in Dallas / Fort Worth unites a fun-filled weekend with spirited generosity, as participants hit the green for a chance at the hole in one grand prize or to beat the pro, ride in a professional race car, compete for the title of poker champion at Casino Night, and bid on one-of-a-kind auction items.
Rainy weather loomed, but the sun came out just in time to kickoff the weekend. The event kicked off with one round of golf on Friday afternoon. Then, the auction made quite a splash with some very interesting items: a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) belt that sold for $10,000 to Paul Moline (the M of MJ); and Rock and Roll Custom Paint offered a custom motorcycle paint job. Other items included golf clubs, wine tastings, sports memorabilia, and a trip to a ski lodge including air fare. Friday capped off with the Speedway Kick-Off Bash. Starting at 6pm, excited participants whizzed around the track at over 150mph in a party that didn't close down until well after midnight.
Saturday was an all-day golf-a-thon followed by Casino Night. Aaron Keister was the champion at the end of the night, winning a $300 gift certificate to Best Buy. In total, the MJ festivities brought in more than $400,000 to support children's cancer research.
Many participants in the MJ Golf Classic also took part in the CureSearch Walk in Dallas and Fort Worth, which drew over 800 participants. One exemplary Walk team, Team Reagan, brought together 66 friends in memory of Reagan Joy. Born with rhabdomyosarcoma in August 2009, Reagan spent nearly her entire life in treatment. She passed the day before Thanksgiving, 2011. Team Regan was not alone, as a majority of walkers participated in memoriam of a lost child. To date, over $64,000 has been raised by these passionate walkers.
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