Back in November, the men from the chapter at the University of Texas-Dallas hosted its 5th Annual Brad Monks Memorial Golf Tournament, organized through their 501(c)3 charity, Rock The Campus, at the Courses of Watters Creek in Plano, Texas.
The annual golf tournament raised over $20,000. The chapter is donating $15,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the other $5,000 goes towards Rock The Campus. The organization’s goal goes towards the fight against blood cancer.
In 2005, Brother Carl Lutz ’04 wanted to memorialize his close friend and SAE brother, Brad Monks, who lost his life-long fight with lymphoma. Lutz and fellow members of the chapter set out to raise awareness, fundraise, and celebrate the memory of their friend through a rock concert.
The event’s success led to it becoming an annual on-campus activity at the university. By 2010, it was the inspiration behind its formation, becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.
Today, Rock the Campus actively supports the mission of the North Texas chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It raises awareness through their philanthropic efforts, working to celebrate Brad’s life and the growing number of others in the chapter’s circle of friends and family who these types of cancer have impacted.
The day included the golf tournament, food, prizes, raffle, and a sports memorabilia silent auction.
The chapter has been doing the event since 2016. The inaugural event had 27 players and 21 sponsors and donated over $4,500 in proceeds to the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which represented nearly 80% of all proceeds from the event going directly to support our charity. It has only grown since then.