Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament


By DeSiree Fawn

Sun Valley, Idaho - ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The burn mark from yesterday’s wildfire behind the Sun Valley Golf Course is a smoky reminder of last year’s blaze. Many events were cancelled last August because of the Beaver Creek Fire, including the annual Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.

This year, however, the cancer research benefit is celebrating its 38th year. Over the next four days, they will have celebrity guests, sponsors, and local community members golfing for a common cause. The event kicks off tonight with The Doobie Brothers benefit concert. Idaho’s First News will be in Sun Valley on Friday covering the golf event.

“We’re just looking forward to having another great year and appreciate everyone’s support in the community. And hopefully, we can keep bringing more awareness and raise more money for research here in our valley,” said Dayna Buxton, Executive Director for the Killebrew – Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.

Yesterday’s wildfire was caused by a strike of lightning. The fire was directly behind the Sun Valley Golf Course’s main club house. Fortunately, the fire is out and the cancer research benefit will go on.

For more information about the Killebrew – Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, visit their website,

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