On May 27, organizers of the annual Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic announced that Willie Desjardins, Bryan Trottier and George Reed will golf in this year’s Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links on July 19.

“I’m really pleased to be a part of this event and I hope that my being there helps to raise both funds and awareness for the Urology Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital,” said Willie Desjardins, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. “It really surprised me to learn that one in seven men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime.”

Golfers will start the day on the driving range with pro tips followed by lunch and then the shot-gun start. After the 18-hole Texas scramble, participants will head to the Dakota Dunes Casino for a star-studded celebrity banquet.

“We’re really excited about how things are shaping up this year,” said Murray Hill, Volunteer Chair of the Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic Committee. “Teams are almost sold out, and banquet tickets are going fast!”

The Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic supports the Leslie & Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.

The Leslie & Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health provides valuable guidance to patients facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer or other urological illnesses. This year, funds raised from Driving Fore Prostate will help support the purchase of a surgical Mini C-Arm X-Ray Scanner and Radiolucent Operating Theatre Table for the centre. This advanced equipment will improve patient comfort, provide surgeons with greater accessibility to the treatment site and significantly reduce wait times for diagnosis.

St. Paul’s Hospital is an independently-owned, faith-based hospital working in partnership with Saskatoon Health Region. With a strong focus on compassionate and holistic health care, St. Paul’s Hospital is also an educational facility providing acute-care health practitioners with the training they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information and to register for either the golf tournament or the banquet please visit www.drivingforeprostate.ca.