February 11, 2010

Golf Tournament Highlights 50th Anniversary Celebration, Inaugural Fundraiser for Salk Institute

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Golf Tournament Highlights 50th Anniversary Celebration, Inaugural Fundraiser for Salk Institute

LA JOLLA, CA–As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is inviting the public to celebrate five decades of groundbreaking scientific discoveries by participating in the 1st annual Salk Institute Golf Tournament, which takes place May 11, 2010 at the Del Mar Country Club. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Salk’s pre-eminent medical research.

Salk Institute President William R. Brody will be joined on the fairway by some of the Institute’s world-renowned researchers who are scheduled to participate in the celebratory event.

“Our inaugural tournament is a wonderful opportunity for the local golfing community to enjoy a day on the beautiful greens at the Del Mar County Club, while contributing their support to a world-renowned Institute,” said Seth Schechter, Salk’s senior director of Foundation Relations. “The Salk Institute is not only a leader in basic scientific research, but also helped pave the way for San Diego’s thriving biotech industry when it was founded on the Torrey Pines mesa 50 years ago.”

Shotgun start for the tournament is at 11:30 a.m. The registration fee, which is $400 for individuals and $1,500 for a foursome, includes the greens fee for 18 holes, golf cart, lunch and dinner, giveaway items and the chance the win several raffle prizes. A variety of sponsorships opportunities are also available starting at $1,000. To register for this event, visit the Salk Institute Golf Tournament website. For more information on sponsorships, contact Seth Schechter at: sschechter@salk.edu or 858-453-4100 x2067.

The 1st Annual Salk Institute Golf Tournament is part of a series of special events planned in 2010 to celebrate the Institute’s Golden Anniversary and the many seminal discoveries and scientific contributions its researchers have made to better understand and treat human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer and anomalies of the brain.

About the Salk Institute
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

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