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Your Family Now: Elkhorn teen hosting charitable golf tournament

Posted at 3:22 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 21:52:00-04

13-year-old Ryan Lingelbach loves to golf. His favorite sport came to mind when he was with his grandma as she received cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine. 

"I wanted to do something for my grandma so I told my mom, 'I want to do a golf tournament for grandma,'" Ryan said.

His June 13th tournament will benefit the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

His grandma, Janet Dean, passed away in 2017. She had battled breast cancer for 23 years. 

Her family credits the medicine she received at Nebraska Medicine for giving them a final year with her after she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. 

Ryan's mother Julie remembers having this conversation with her ailing mom, "She loved these boys more than anything and when she was diagnosed with stage four, I said do you want to go somewhere, now's the time." Dean responded, "I just want to watch the boys grow."

Ryan and his family have been busy planning the golf event. It's Wednesday, June 13th at Indian Creek in Elkhorn. It's a noon shotgun start. 

They are still looking for hole sponsors.

If you don't want to golf, there are ways to attend the banquet only or donate to the cause. All money raised will go to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. They are asking that people sign up by June 1 so they have enough food for those attending. 

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Julie Lingelbach at Please put "Ryan's Golf Outing" in the subject. 

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