Mission: The Have a Ball Foundation, established in 2005, is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the foundation is to promote awareness, educate and support cancer survivors, their spouses, and family members about the issues related to cancer.
Target demographics: cancer organizations, patients, survivors and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 24 cancer organizations
Geographic areas served: Northern California
Programs: The Have a Ball Foundation has successfully raised over $2,750,000.00 for cancer since 2005 through their creation of the "Have a Ball" Golf Tournaments.
The Have a Ball Golf Tournament(s) is now one of the largest privately held golf tournaments in the nation with more than 600 golfers, 50 corporate sponsors and over 200 corporations involved each year. The Have a Ball Foundation currently hosts 2 "Have a Ball" Golf Tournaments each year in Danville, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Have a Ball Foundation benefits 20-22 different cancer organizations each year.
The Have a Ball Foundation has donated over $375,000.00 to the Livestrong Foundation and sent over 85 children with cancer to Camp Okizu, a camp for kids with cancer. The Have a Ball Foundation has created, established and awarded 14 scholarships to oncology nursing students in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has donated over $75,000.00 to 5 organizations and benefit an additional 15-18 cancer organizations nationwide each year.
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The Sequoia Hospital Foundation is extremely proud of, and deeply thankful for, our continued partnership with Bob Hammer and the Have a Ball Foundation. Each year, through our Dr. William Kennett Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program, the Have a Ball Foundation generously sponsors a scholarship for a student enrolled in the Sequoia Hospital/San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Cañada College. These scholarship awards can be used to pay for the students’ final year in the nursing program or any expenses related to their education including housing, transportation, childcare, books and equipment, etc.. Graduates from the program have gone on to successful nursing careers throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond and represent the next generation of highly-skilled compassionate caregivers. Several have advanced to leadership positions within their field. The Have a Ball Foundation continues to make a significant investment in the future of care for our area residents and for that we should all be grateful.