Every August since 1977 the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley has gathered celebrities, members of Congress, corporate sponsors, participants and supporters with one common goal: to find a cure for leukemia and other cancers. This tournament is part of a 4-day event including a cancer forum (open to the public), welcome BBQ, Auction Gala and benefit concert.
The tournament was founded by Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and Congressman Ralph Harding in memory of the Minnesota Twins shortstop, Danny Thompson who died of leukemia at the age of 29. Through their hard work and the dedication of their supporters, the KTM is now considered one of the leading cancer research fundraisers of its kind.
Proceeds from this event benefit the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.