Callaghan Tire Fights Cancer With Golf
Hosts Successful Pro-Am Golf Tournament to Fund Cancer Research
Bradenton-based Callaghan Tire hosted some of the biggest names in senior men’s golf for a charity tournament in November 2012.
Held at The Concession Golf Club and the Ritz-Carlton Members Club, the Seventh Annual Callaghan Tire Charity ProAm Golf Tournament featured a complete roster of professional golfers, including Hall of Fame members Tony Jacklin and Hollis Stacy.
“It was an incredibly moving experience,” said Dan Callaghan, tournament founder and the founder / owner of Callaghan Tire. “Cancer is a very personal issue for me, and to see that so many others take it as seriously as I do is very encouraging.
Dan has experienced first-hand the damage that cancer can inflict on a family. Three family members – his sister-in-law Margie and his daughters Jane Trinci and Patty Virgilio – battled breast cancer. That experience is what convinced Dan to do whatever he could to help find a cure.
“Every year, I set a goal of raising more money than we did the year before,” he said. “It’s become kind of an obsession with me.”
The tournament raised $100,000. All profits went to Golfers Against Cancer, an organization that has raised millions of dollars since 1997 to fund specific cancer research initiatives.
About Callaghan Tire
Founded in 1978, Callaghan Tire got its start as a small Bandag retread plant and a service center in Bradenton, FL. The company is still family-owned, but now operates facilities all over Florida. Callaghan has ten commercial service centers, two ISO 9000-certified Bandag retread plants, an OTR/Industrial tire repair facility, a full service auto center, and Callaghan Industrial Tire, which is dedicated to forklift and industrial tire service.
Our mission is to be the best complete commercial tire dealer. Best being defined by quality products,quality service, quality employees
and above average profitability to sustain moderate growth. Our goal is to provide a mutually beneficial alliance between Callaghan Tire and our customers.
Our mission and goal will be attained through monitoring, training, cost containment, coaching and teamwork.