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Kerry Daveline's twin daughters
In 2005, at the 2nd Annual event, Kerry’s infant twin daughters who never met their father, made their first appearance at the tournament. They’re now committed for an annual play date, in Daddy’s memory.



Help the girls beat Melanoma!!

“The cancer we can see... but no one talks about.”

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The Hack n’ Smack tournament helps raise awareness and dollars to fight melanoma. I am proud to be affiliated with this event.
— Richard Schiff (The West Wing)
The Hack n’ Smack, Kerry Daveline Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic is a seven-year-old affair quickly becoming one of the pre-eminent charitable golf tournaments in Southern California.
— Steve Strauss (USA Today)
I had one of the best times ever playing in a golf tournament. I am a retired lobbyist that played in tournaments for a living. Nothing touches this one! Also, I won closest to the pin on the sixth hole! Love the Budlight golf bag! I look forward to next year.
— Stan Lee (2010 Player)
Melanoma is historically one of the most underfunded cancers and yet more and more people are diagnosed with the disease each year. I’m glad I can help bring awareness to this terrible disease. Hopefully, the money we raise each year... will one day lead to a cure.
— Chris Gorham (Ugly Betty)
9th Annual Hack n’ Smack
Celebrity Golf Tournament
honoring Kerry Daveline
Monday, April 30th, 2012
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Kevin E. West
Michael Moynahan

Committee Chair
Mia Daveline


Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma in the U.S. Melanoma strikes people of all ages, races, and economic levels. One in 75 Americans will develop melanoma during their lifetime. It is the fastest rising cancer in the U.S. and the most deadly. It is also the most highly preventable, and treatable, if caught early.

Currently, melanoma research receives less than 10% of the funding given to basic research of other cancers. You can make a difference. Please join us. Help protect our families and friends by raising awareness and money to find a cure.

Kerry Daveline wearing Notre Dame capThe Hack n’ Smack is the fulfillment of a promise made to Kerry Daveline by his friend, Kevin West, to combine their shared passion for golf with the fight against melanoma. Kerry, an actor-singer, was known for his sense of humor, his Notre Dame baseball caps, and his habit of talking to strangers, who very often became his friends.

In 1998, Kerry discovered a small new bump over his ear, which the doctor assured him was a cyst. Months later, when the growth became larger, Kerry had it removed and only then learned that he had melanoma. Because of the size of the tumor by then, he was diagnosed at Stage IV - the last stage.

Kerry had always been good at life, and for the next four and a half years, between painful and debilitating surgeries and treatments, Kerry continued performing, traveling and attending Notre Dame football games. He proudly golfed his best game ever after a particularly difficult course of radiation. Throughout his battle, Kerry kept his friends and family, as well as his doctors and nurses, laughing.

Kerry lost his fight with melanoma at home on January 4th, 2003. Kevin kept his promise, and the first Kerry Daveline Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament was held the following year. At the dinner following the tournament, Kerry’s friends sang the Notre Dame Fight Song. In 2005, at the 2nd Annual event, Kerry’s infant twin daughters who never met their father, made their first appearance at the tournament. They’re now committed for an annual play date, in Daddy’s memory.

Dear 16 Year Old Me.


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