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Pictured left to right: Emily Allbright, Executive Director for TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation; Sydney Little, Special Events and Outreach Coordinator for TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation; Chris Brunner, General Manager at Park Place Lexus Plano and Mark Morrison, III Forks Event Co-Chair.

The III Forks Golf Classic presented by Northwestern Mutual Dallas and benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is slated for October 19, 2020. Two hundred golfers will gather in Plano at the prestigious Gleneagles Country Club for the 16th Annual event to compete on the 18-hole championship Kings and Queens courses. 

“This year’s event looks a little different due to COVID, but the need to raise crucial funds for childhood cancer research is as important as ever,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “We’re very thankful for Park Place Lexus Plano’s continuing role as our Automotive Sponsor. They are donating the Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Package, which will be auctioned off live at the event. This is one of our most sought-after auction packages. The highest bidder will have the opportunity to play in the 2020 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship, along with a friend, at the Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California December 9 - 13, 2020.”

Lexus Champions for Charity (LCFC) supports charities from all across the country through the game of golf. To date, the Lexus Champions for Charity program has helped raise more than $450 million at over 5,200 events nationwide.  

“The III Forks Golf Classic is a great event with which we’ve been affiliated for many years,” said Chris Brunner, Park Place Lexus Plano General Manager. “We are honored to help raise money to fund life-changing research for childhood cancer. We hope our support will help get researchers a little closer to the pin.”

A few teams are still available for the golf tournament at Registration will close at noon on October 9th. Golfers will sign in at 10 a.m. October 19, with an 11 a.m. tee off time. There will be an online silent auction that will open up for bidding prior to the event on Tuesday, October 13th and will close before the outdoor awards dinner, immediately following the golf tournament. 

Supporters of TeamConnor can bid online in advance starting October 13th for any of these auction items: 

  • North Park Centre VIP Shopping Experience
  • Stonebriar Shopping Package
  • Flemmings gift card & Tangerine Salon Gift Card
  • Wine & Dine package with a Magnum of 2017 Merlot and a $100 III Forks Gift Card
  • Neely & Chloe Tote and $100 Gift Card to III Forks
  • $100 III Forks gift card and a $50 Iron Cactus Gift Card
  • Christmas Vietri Pottery
  • 14" commissioned Fine Art Portrait
  • Peter Millar Private Shopping Event at the Legacy West store 

Sponsors for the 2020 event include title sponsor III Forks Steakhouse; presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual Dallas; Park Place Lexus Plano; BenefitsTexas; Town & Country Roofing; Rick & Becky Welday; Peter Millar Legacy West; The Season Ticket; Cory McQuade, Charles Armstrong and Origin Bank.

Since 2008, TeamConnor has donated nearly $4 million to hospitals and research facilities across the country to find new treatment options and ultimately cures. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the federal government allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. 

TeamConnor will host the 10th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot on November 2, 2020. For more information on TeamConnor events, contact Sydney Little, special events and outreach coordinator, at or (972) 663-7302.  

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, visit or follow TeamConnor on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

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