About our tournament

The RL Gant Sports Get Checked! Celebrity Golf Classic is a 3 day gathering of current and former professional athletes, business executives and entertainers, to discuss strategies to get the word, especially to men of African American descent that the we are at a significantly higher risk of developing prostate and colorectal cancer.

Today among black men, 19 percent – nearly one in five – will be diagnosed and five percent of those will die from prostate cancer. In fact, prostate cancer is the fourth most common reason overall for death of African American men. We know that they are more likely to die from prostate cancer in part because of delayed diagnosis and in part because of limits in access to treatment.

And that the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer varies by sex, race, and ethnicity and overall, black males and females have higher incidence and mortality rates than white, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian and Pacific Islander males and females.

Our mission is to educate all men and women regardless of race and ethnicity about these important health issue on each day and night of the event. Then, to take our message back into locker rooms, onto film and TV sets, backstage, in dressing rooms, businesses suites, the streets and our communities.

The event is an opportunity to use our influence to educate everyone about how early screening saves lives! To… Get Checked!