Honor a Child With Cancer

Rod Carew Children’s Golf Classic



The 26th annual Rod Carew Charity Golf Classic is set to return to Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, CA on Monday, August 29, 2022. This Orange County favorite golf tournament is hosted by PCRF and Hall of Fame baseball great, Rod Carew. We invite you to block off your calendar and join us for a world-class golf experience. This special event has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research, all in remembrance of Rod’s daughter, Michelle Carew. Thanks to Rod’s dedication, there are more treatments available to kids today that weren’t available for Michelle. The fact is that donations to pediatric cancer research have declined significantly during the past two years, making the Foundation’s work of funding research that accelerates breakthroughs even more urgent today. With your help, monies raised from this tournament can help save more children battling cancer. 

“While these have been unusual times, I want to personally thank you for helping to keep your eye on the ball for pediatric cancer research. Funding research is even more vital today for our already immune-compromised kids. I thank you for your past support and hope you will join us on the course to celebrate 26 years of hard work and life-saving research.”

- Rod Carew

This sell-out tournament will fill 2 full fields, with scheduled tee times and your choice of playing a Scramble or Shamble format. Players can expect to experience on-course contest holes, delicious food, and incredible swag offerings from our elite product partners. While the tournament will likely have to forgo a dinner program this year in light of the golf club’s operations – we invite you to stick around after your round of golf! Enjoy some food, drinks, online auction, and mingle with fellow players, Foundation members, and Rod Carew himself.

Tournament schedule and updates will continue to be posted here, and on the registration website once available.


PCRF continues the critical work of championing leading edge research that promises the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer. We have the deep conviction that, together, we can continue the momentum of advancing pediatric cancer research.


Your support and participation are critical to providing hope for a brighter future for all the children and families facing pediatric cancer each day.

Michelle Carew Spirit Award

2021 Michelle Carew Spirit Award: Mary Blum

Since 2011 PCRF chooses outstanding individuals or corporations to honor at our annual Rod Carew Charity Golf Classic who have demonstrated a passion for the mission of PCRF, to eliminate childhood cancer through leading-edge research. Appropriately named after Michelle Carew who died from pediatric cancer in 1996. Her memory is honored each and every year by lifting up individuals who have shown dedication and an unwavering spirit to fighting childhood cancer, as she did so many years ago.

Although PCRF will not be hosting our usual dinner program this year, we could not let this anniversary year go by without acknowledging the giving spirit of someone who demonstrates a determined mission to end pediatric cancer.

We are thrilled to have Mary as our Michelle Carew Spirit Honoree to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

A dedicated donor and friend to PCRF for over 20 years, Mary has had an incredibly difficult journey and her relentless support of leading-edge research is all the more meaningful. Each year we look forward to seeing Mary and her daughters at the golf tournament. It truly is more than a day of golf, but an opportunity to reunite each year with dedicated cure seekers like Mary Blum.

Hear more about Mary’s story with her sit-down with Rod Carew:

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Title Sponsors

Classic Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsors

Carew Sponsors

  • American Business Bank
  • Angels Baseball
  • Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
  • California Environmental
  • Commerce West Bank
  • Conor Construction
  • Deloitte
  • Emcore Services
  • EQ Office
  • Fluidmaster
  • Frank Pecaitis
  • Frome Family Foundation
  • HKA Elevator Consulting
  • James Moseley
  • J.T. Thorpe
  • John Weiner
  • Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson, Haluck, LLP
  • Lennar Corp.
  • Manufacturers Bank
  • Mary Blum
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Orange Aluminum
  • ORION Property Partners
  • Palmieri Tyler
  • Porter Axelson Group
  • Roger Dunn Golf Shops
  • Rutan & Tucker
  • Steve Giusto
  • Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
  • The 10-20 Club Inc.
  • The Koll Company
  • Trilogy Construction Services, Inc.
  • Tutoring Club
  • Voit Real Estate Services
  • Wine Country Gift Baskets

Anniversary Donors

  • Cameron Munson
  • RETS
  • The 10-20 Club

Event Photos

We want to thank Kyle Lemburg for capturing photos for this event.
Event photography will be available on our Facebook page!