We are thrilled to present the Carson Leslie Foundation Golf Tournament inspired by golf loving-brain-cancer warrior Jacob, the 16-year-old son of Australian PGA Member, John Senden and his lovely wife Jackie. Along with Carson’s love of golf and valiant fight against brain cancer, a golf tourney seemed to be in the score cards!
Three years ago, Jacob was diagnosed with a rare-malignant brain tumor at Children’s Health, Dallas. While in treatment, Jacob attended a CLF signature Dallas Cowboy outing, in a limo, in a suite, and on the field during warmup! That night the gift of friendship between the Leslies and Sendens began, both through our Foundation and between our families.
“When Jacob was diagnosed with brain cancer, we learned there was no great understanding of its prevalence in society and that it’s hard to unlock the secrets of what has grown to be the number one disease-related killer of children. We experienced firsthand personal help and moments of joy with the love and support from both the Carson Leslie Foundation and the Leslie family, now forever part of our family.” – Jackie & John
“When the nurse handed Jacob a CLF signature Under Armour Backpack, we watched him unpack the gifts inside. Tears came to our eyes as we discovered it was filled with items that only someone who had walked in our shoes would know to include. But the most life changing gift of all was Carson’s book Carry Me, a memoir of his thoughts, dreams and fears that he wrote during his battle with cancer. Carson’s words helped Jackie, me, our family, and friends understand what Jacob was feeling, without pressing him with difficult questions” explained John. “Recently, my fellow PGA Mate, Jordan Spieth, through the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, partnered with the Carson Leslie Foundation’s to support CLF’s incredible Under Armour Backpack Project!”
We eagerly invite you to support our small-field golf tournament and can hardly wait to share an awesome day of socially distanced golf to raise funds for childhood brain cancer and the encouragement of teens in the battle.
We are seeking Sponsors and Auction items for the Carson Leslie Foundation exclusive, small field Golf Tournament. October 26, 2020 at the prestigious Royal Oaks Country Club – smack dab in the middle of Dallas, Texas!
- 9am: Registration/Coffee/Putt/Drive
- 11am: Shotgun Start – individual lunch boxes in cart
- 3-6pm: Winners/Socially distanced Silent Auction/Cocktails/Aussie Snacks/Jacob & John stories
- Plus, an outrageously awesome 16th hole-in-one contest – stay tuned!
Jackie & John Senden