Our team at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC is excited to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Jonathan Bankhead SMASH CANCER Memorial Tournament on May 13th through May 15th. This tennis tournament was started in 2021 in the memory of Jonathan Bankhead, a beloved community member who lost his 15-month battle against glioblastoma in January of 2020. This tournament now serves as a fundraiser for SCOA Cares Foundation. This foundation provides financial assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at SCOA.
Each year, the tournament recognizes someone from the community who has battled cancer. This year, the tournament will honor Bill Besley, a former attorney and Columbia native who died in 2018 after a four-year battle with lung cancer. Bill was also an accomplished tennis player in college and was very active in serving his community throughout his life. Our firm is honored to have the opportunity to help remember Bill, Jonathan, and other community members that have battled cancer. To learn more about this event and how you can register, please visit the tournament page for more information.