The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation will host its second annual Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament Monday, October 29, 2007, at the exclusive South Shore Golf Club at the Lake Las Vegas Resort. The 18-hole "SouthShore" course in Henderson, Nev., was designed by Jack Nicklaus and features 6,917 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. It has been recognized as a Golf Digest Top 10 course nationally on several occasions.
The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) helps individuals overcome spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and technological advances. This research benefits stroke victims, and people diagnosed with ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The foundation's namesake was in the hunt for the IndyRacing League Championship in 1999 up until the final race. He had won that year at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and had lead the Indianapolis 500. A devastating accident in January 2000 left him paralyzed from the neck down. Schmidt founded the SSPF and also became a successful team owner in the Indy Pro Series.
Parties interested in playing in or sponsoring the tournament can contact Ida Cahill at 317/236-9999, or by mail:
Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation
PO Box 3661
Princeton, NJ 08543-3661
More information also available at www.samschmidt.org