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Hall of Famers, media personalities and local celebrities attend Randy Shaver Golf Classic

Shaver welcomed the cadre of accomplished athletes, as well as media personalities and community members to unite in the battle against cancer.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Minnesota Twins legends Joe Mauer, Paul Molitor and Jack Morris, hockey icon Lou Nanne and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Randall were just a few of the familiar faces that showed up to support the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

Shaver welcomed the cadre of accomplished athletes, along with media personalities including NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and KARE's own Julie Nelson and Belinda Jensen, to his annual golf classic. 

First debuting in 1995, the tourney has raised more than $9 million to date, money used to help fund research and cancer-related projects locally. 

This cause is personal for Randy: He is a two-time cancer survivor, and regularly uses his knowledge and experience to help those diagnosed with cancer, including multiple members of the KARE 11 family. The Shavers (Randy and Roseann) are proud of the fact that less than 10% of the funds they raise are used for administrative costs, meaning that nearly all the money is spent directly on cancer-fighting efforts. 

While the mission is serious, it is clear by the laughter echoing on the course at Rush Creek that those taking part are having a GREAT time. KARE reporter Kent Erdhal triggered a few smiles with his home-altered U of M Gopher football hat. Kent put a piece of tape over the "boat" in "Row the Boat," then used a pen to change the message to "Row the Cart." It was a reference to Randy's wrong turn a few years back at the classic that landed him - and the golf cart he was driving - in a fairway pond. 

Not to worry... Shaver stayed completely dry this year.

Click here to see more information about the fund's work. 

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