Nearly 170 golf enthusiasts raised $200,000 for the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund at the second
annual Jim Otto Swing at Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic. The tournament was held at the Auburn Valley Country
Club on June 28. A celebrity cocktail reception and silent auction took place the evening before.
The Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund has raised $650,000 for cancer research at UC
Davis Cancer Center since 2001. The group's board of directors recently increased its fund-raising
goal from $1 million to $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair in basic cancer research. Proceeds
from the golf tournament bring the fund's balance to $850,000, well on the way toward the new goal.
Otto, an NFL Hall of Famer and former all-pro center for the Oakland Raiders, was treated for prostate
cancer at UC Davis. He has since declared a personal vendetta against the disease.
Among the celebrities enjoying a day on the links were former Oakland Raiders stars Fred Biletnikoff,
Daryle Lamonica, Ben Davidson, Otis Sistrunk, Cliff Branch and Clem Daniels.