Win Anyway: Holbrooks' continue efforts to fight pediatric cancer
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 02:55:56 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)- USC head baseball coach Chad Holbrook not only wins big on the diamond, but maybe even bigger off of it.
Holbrook and his family holding the 7th annual Reece Holbrook golf classic and sports auction over the weekend. The foundation was started by Chad and his wife Jenn in 2012 in efforts to help kids fight off cancer and other terminal illnesses.
"It's very gratifying," Holbrook said. "There's nothing like giving a check to a facility or to a kid's family who really needs it."
The Holbrooks' needed all the help they could get when their now 11-year-old son Reece developed leukemia when he was just two. Fast forward nine years, Reece is cancer free and the Holbrooks' are doing everything they can to rid the disease of any other child it has affected.
"Pediatric cancer is very underfunded by our government and it is up to the community to do what we can to help," Holbrook said.
An auction was held Sunday night with autographed sports memorabilia items ranging from college to professional sports.
"There are a lot of kids out there that aren't as lucky as Reece," Holbrook said. "And we've got to keep fighting for them."
The event will continue to raise money on Monday during the golf classic at The Members Club at Woodcreek and Wildewood.