Thank You

This year's Gudbranson Celebrity Classic presented by Gavin Management in support of Canadian Blood Services raised over $50,000. Over the last four years, thanks to the support of our sponsors, teams and celebrity players we have raised $170,000 to support this important cause. If you're interested in more information for next year's tournament please contact Ryan Kelahear at

Why are we doing this? In 2004, my brother Dennis – at the young age of six – was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Though chemotherapy forced the cancer into remission, it soon returned and he was in a battle for his life. After months of waiting and with only a one in 40,000 chance of finding a stem cell donor match, we learned of an adult match that would save my brother’s life. Dennis has been in remission for nearly ten years; in fact after five years in remission, he's now considered to be cured.

All proceeds to support:

Financial gifts made in support this year’s tournament will help us to continue building a high quality and ethnically diverse national cord blood bank through the education and recruitment of new moms and the latest innovations in cord blood banking.


Proceeds from this year's tournament will support Canadian Blood Services. The Gudbranson Family have generously directed the proceeds of this tournament over the last four years to ensure the national public cord bank becomes a reality.

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