Auburn University mens basketball coach Bruce Pearl has been named honoree for this year’s Tee It Up Fore Life.
The American Cancer Society event is presented by Medical Properties Trust and will be June 10 at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills.
“We are extremely excited that coach Pearl will serve as the honoree for this year’s Tee It Up Fore Life event,” said Winston Busby, volunteer chairman of Tee It Up Fore Life. “We are incredibly grateful for his participation this year. We are looking forward to fighting cancer and supporting a wonderful cause with him.”
Proceeds from Tee It Up Fore Life will benefit the society’s mission of saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the fight for a world without cancer. Specifically, one of the programs that will benefit from the golf tournament provides patients with transportation to and from treatments.
Pearl started the Autlive program at Auburn in 2015-16. Autlive raises the awareness of cancer prevention and detection, while t-shirt sales and donations raise money to benefit cancer patients and their local hospitals.
Most recently Pearl has taken his team to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament.
In four years as head coach at Auburn, Pearl has led the Tigers to 70 wins, a Southeastern Conference Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament this past year.
In his 23 seasons, he has guided his teams to the NCAA Tournament 18 times. He ranks second among active SEC coaches in winning percentage as an NCAA head coach at .720.
For more information about Tee It Up Fore Life, visit teeitupforelifebirmingham.org or contact Meredith Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.