Nexen Partners With ESPN LA Golf Classic to Benefit Cancer Research

June 22, 2018

Nexen Tire America Inc. partnered with the 6th annual ESPN LA Golf Classic charity event to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The golf event was held on June 4, 2018, at Industry Hills Golf Course in City of Industry, Calif. This is the fourth year Nexen has supported the event.

Nexen’s donations and participation helped ESPN conduct the event, which allows supporters to play golf among celebrity athletes and meet ESPN LA radio personalities.

In addition to a monetary donation, Nexen also gave 2 sets of tires as part of a raffle drawing for event participants.

All proceeds from the annual event are donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, a nonprofit founded by basketball coach Jim Valvano after his own cancer diagnosis.

The V Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in cancer research grants nationwide and become one of the leading supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.

 “We are honored to partner with ESPN and support their annual charity golf tournament for the fourth year in a row,” says Kyle Roberts, senior director of marketing at Nexen,., who also participated in this year’s tournament.

“There are some amazing charities out there, but we think ESPN is doing an incredible job of bringing together athletes and sports fans who like to get out there and enjoy a fun round of golf while raising money for cancer research to help create better future for all of us. At Nexen, we love winning, and The V Foundation’s motto and mission of “Victory over Cancer” is one we are proud to support.”

 The ESPN LA Golf Classic is held every June in Southern California. To learn more, visit To learn more about the V Foundation for Cancer Research, visit

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