The Robert K. Dempski Memorial Golf Classic

bobjanetIn keeping with the memory of Bob and his love of golf, please join us for the fourth annual golf fundraiser for the Robert K. Dempski Cord Blood Research Fund.

With donations and support from friends and golfers, we have been able to raise $98,000 since the fund's inception in 2011. Last year’s tournament netted over $17,000, with $5,000 contributed from the silent auction alone.


All proceeds from the tournament are donated directly to the Cord Blood Transplant Research program led by Dr. Omar Alijitawi, an oncologist and researcher with the KU Cancer Center. A successful clinical trial is currently in progress with 9 patients enrolled and all patients are showing promising results.

Dr. Alijitawi has been able to attend the past golf tournaments and expresses his sincere thanks to supporters for making the research possible.

We hope you will join us in giving, as a player and/or sponsor in being part of the cure. For more information, please contact Bob Fessler at 913.208.9831 or

Be An Event Sponsor

Another way you can help this research continue is to become a sponsor of the Classic. 

Please review the Sponsorship Opportunities and show the community your commitment to furthering the efforts to find a cure.


Sponsor a Tee Box

This is a great opportunity to help the Robert K. Dempski Golf Classic.  For only $200 you can put your name, logo or message on these signs that all players will see.  Hurry and order yours today.  Only 18 available. Contact Bob Fessler at 913.208.9831.

Donate to the Fund

Not a golfer?  Busy that weekend?  

You can still donate to Bob's Fund.

Donate Online


Please make donations payable to:

 KU Endowment
(note RKD CBR in the memo)

Mail to:

 The University of Kansas Hospital

Attn. Samantha Wheeler

 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 302

Westwood, KS 66205