CONTACT: ARIANNE NARDO
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 20, 2000
Sixth Annual Kris Rogers Memorial Golf Classic Is Sunday
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- From a distance it will seem like an ordinary gathering
on the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, a group of old and new friends enjoying
their sport with a warm summer breeze and the scent of a freshly cut green.
Actually, the Kris Rogers Memorial Golf Classic, on Sunday, June 25, at
7:15 a.m., will be a memorable day for participants and community members
who come together in the spirit of advancing women's athletics and funding
The sixth annual golf tournament is a four-person best shot competition
that will benefit the Kris Rogers Memorial Cancer Fund at the University of
Iowa Cancer Center and the Kris Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund, a part of
the University of Iowa Women's Athletics Program.
Kris Rogers was an exceptional UI Hawkeye, playing both basketball and softball
from 1976-1982. Inducted into the Iowa Softball Hall of Fame in 1992, Kris
was also a successful businesswoman in Cedar Rapids, and featured in the magazine
She lost her fight to melanoma at age 36 and has become an example of strength
and stoicism for the patients, athletes, women and friends who honor her.
Golf was a sport that Kris enjoyed in her later years, and the tournament
is a way to celebrate her life and achievements.
The Kris Rogers Memorial Golf Classic has raised more than $30,000 for both
funds, and in 1994, a permanent endowment was created in Kris's name to support
in-state scholarships for women athletes. Proceeds from the Golf Classic go
to the University of Iowa Foundation and support both women's athletics and
"We have had a wonderful turnout in past years and have found that
the Golf Classic is a great way for all of us to support cancer research and
women's sports on a local level," said Dorothy Rogers, mother of Kris
A $75 registration fee is required to participate in the golf event. This
will cover the cost of green fees, a cart, prizes and the cookout following
the competition. Donations made to either fund are appreciated. For more information,
contact Dorothy Rogers at, (319) 338-4371.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.