Lightweight UFC fighter Sam ‘Hands of Stone’ Stout announced tonight on the Showdown-FAN590 radio show, that there will be a memorial golf tournament to celebrate the life of Shawn “The Coach” Tompkins.
The memorial tournament is confirmed to take place on Sunday August 26, 2012 at the FireRock Golf Club near London, Ontario. Stout said “this event will be a good time, lots of fun.” Registration is only $125 which includes golf, lunch, dinner and lots of prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as well as the Shawn Tompkins Memorial Fund. The event is still over 4 months away but there are already some killer prizes confirmed and up for grabs. For example, there will be 2 hole in one prizes available. The first is for a car and the second is what they are calling “The Ultimate Global UFC Experience”. Sink a hole in one and you will win air, hotel and event tickets to a future UFC event ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (max value $10,000).
The organizer is promising an experience that will generate fun, laughs and a time to remember “The Coach.” Confirmed appearances at this time include Sam Stout, Mark Hominick and Chris Horodecki from Adrenaline Training Centre in London, ON, as well as Shawn’s widow Emilie Tompkins. Also confirmed tonight to appear at the tournament is UFC Welterweight Sean Pierson and MMA media star Showdown Joe Ferraro. For more information and to register send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 451 8880. For sponsorship opportunities please email email@example.com. The event will be published on the web with lots more details by mid May.