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Seena Magowitz 2016 Golf Classic For Pancreatic Research

Source: David Perry, Furniture Today

Event Offers “Triple Play” of Activities in Boston August 27-29, 2016

Roger Magowitz calls it a “Triple Play” in the fight against pancreatic cancer. It is one filled with sports, networking and inspiration, he says.

The Seena Magowitz Golf Classic moves to this sports-crazed city for its 2016 run, set for August 27-29, and Magowitz, the founder of the event, promises attendees some exciting new entertainment.

Want to take centerfield for batting practice at historic Fenway Park? Ready to throw out the first pitch that night when the Boston Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals?

The Seena Magowitz Golf Classic can offer perks like those to major event supporters because it has the support of David Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox. He is the honorary chairman of the 2016 Seena Magowitz Foundation Golf Classic which raises funds for pancreatic cancer research.

“We are pleased to be working with David Dombrowski and his team on special events for the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic,” said Magowitz, a bedding veteran who launched the event 14 years ago to raise money in the fight against pancreatic cancer, which claimed the life of his mother, Seena.

The Seena Magowitz Golf Classic kicks off on Saturday, August 27, with a VIP event: centerfield batting practice at Fenway Park and a private tour of the park. The ceremonial first pitch that night will be made by the winner of an online auction. The game between the Red Sox and the Royals is set for a 7:10 p.m. start.

On Sunday, August 28, a cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. at the Boston Harbor Hotel, the headquarters hotel. The dinner follows at 7 p.m. Derrick Hall, the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, is the master of ceremonies.

On Monday, August 29, the golf tournament will be held at the Tedesco Golf Course. The golf awards luncheon follows at 2 p.m.

“New England is a new venue for us, after two successful events in Florida, and we are looking forward to expanding the base of support for our event as we move into the Northeast,” Magowitz said. “Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest type of cancer, and this year will take the lives of nearly 42,000 Americans. That makes pancreatic cancer the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and most who are afflicted with pancreatic cancer will die within the first year after diagnosis.”

The keynote speaker for the Golf Classic is Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, the TGen physician who is one of the world’s leading authorities on pancreatic cancer and who has worked closely with the Magowitz event for many years.

“Dr. Von Hoff and his team at TGen are leading the way toward better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients, with nearly 75% of patients seeing their tumors reduced or even disappear in the latest clinical trial,” Magowitz said. Proceeds from the Magowitz event support Von Hoff and his pancreatic cancer research, he added.

Major sponsors include Serta, Simmons, Mattress Firm, Leggett & Platt, Customatic Adjustable Bedz, Protect-A-Bed, Tempur Sealy and the Moran Family Foundation. Karl Glassman of Leggett & Platt, Steve Stagner of Mattress Firm, and Gary Fazio, formerly of Serta Simmons Bedding — each a former chairman of the event — will be in attendance this year, Magowitz said.

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