25th Anniversary Tournament
The Jay Sigel Invitational will celebrate its 25th Anniversary as the premier charity golf tournament in the Delaware Valley. We invite you to join us on Monday, September 11, 2017 to support our Host & Founder’s efforts, Jay Sigel, on behalf of both breast cancer and prostate cancer research and patient care. Beginning in early 2016, The Sigel Invitational broadened its fundraising initiative to include breast cancer research through clinical trials involving novel therapies for advanced metastatic disease. This charity tournament also supports research into lower dose radiation therapy, and groundbreaking trials to determine prediction of recurrent disease.
The 2017 Sigel Invitational will return to its home at the prestigious Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, which has hosted the 1962 PGA Championship, 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship, 1997 U.S. Junior Championship, 2003 Senior PGA Championship, the 2010 & 2011 AT&T National, among other premier events. And, in 2018 Aronimink will play host to the 2018 BMW Championship.
In 2017 as The Sigel Invitational enters its 25th Anniversary, it will have proudly raised $3.5 million for cancer research. The fundraising efforts of The Sigel Invitational will continue to support prostate cancer research, and now include breast cancer research, at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute,which is the research arm of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Past Special Guests lending their time & talent to help raise money for this worthy cause include Jim Colbert, Ed Dougherty, Hubert Green, Gary Hallberg, Scott Hamilton, Chuck Hiter, Mark Lye, Bob Murphy, Vince Papale, Gary Player, Don Pooley, Jim Roy, and media personalities Ed Abrams, Neil Hartman, Lou Tilley, Jim “Sports” Kelly, Peter Kessler and the late Gary Papa. These “very special guests” have now become Honorary Chairmen of The Sigel Invitational, joining Jay to promote the event and support his efforts in fighting cancer.
We invite you to help us fund initiatives in cancer research, leading to more advanced patient cancer. Should you, or someone you know, have questions about treatment options such as proton therapy at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, or the breast cancer and prostate cancer research programs at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, please call (215) 662-3963.
25th Anniversary Invitational Tournament
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Aronimink Golf Club- Newtown Square, PA
2017 Honored Guest: Gary Koch
Special Guest at the 2017 Jay Sigel Invitational
Gary Koch joined NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR tournament coverage full-time in 1997 after having debuted as a course reporter in 1996 at THE PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. He currently serves as a tower announcer and analyst for the network’s Golf Channel on NBC coverage.
The six-time PGA TOUR winner earned 44 top-10 finishes over the course of his career. Koch currently competes part-time on the Champions Tour, previously winning the Raphael division of the former Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament on three separate occasions with fellow Golf Channel on NBC colleague Roger Maltbie.
Earlier in his career, Koch served as a course reporter and tower announcer for ESPN’s coverage of the Champions Tour (Senior Tour at the time).
Koch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 1974, and was the Gators’ first four-time All-American selection. He was a member of Florida’s 1973 NCAA championship team and a two-time Southeastern Conference medalist. Koch won 10 collegiate events at Florida.