Celebrities and former athletes took a swing toward fighting cancer at the Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs Saturday afternoon.
The annual Spirit of Courage Celebrity Golf Tournament raises money for Jennie Edmundson Hospital’s Charitable Cancer Fund that provides financial help to patients.
Competing celebrities understand cancer affects everyone. "My dad had leukemia, that got him, his grandfather died of pancreatic cancer, it's everywhere," said actor Alan Thicke, who enjoyed a round of golf with rock musician Alice Cooper, former Nebraska lineman Kenny Walker and our own Dave Webber.
Cooper performed Saturday night at the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs. Turns out he is quite the golfer with a four handicap. "It's like two worlds and I'm sure that most rock stars have got another talent somewhere, like Marilyn Manson's a great crocheter [sic] or something, but it just so happens golf is what I do."
A dinner and auction was held in Harrah's ballroom.
A no-limit Texas Hold 'Em Tournament starts at Harrah’s at 1 p.m. Sunday with all the money raised going to the charity.