Motley Crue singer Vince Neil presented a One Million Dollar commemorative check to the T.J. Martell Foundation at the 10th Annual Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament on May 5, 2006, in Simi Valley, CA. The check represents the over one million dollars Vince Neil has raised over the past ten years for the T.J. Martell Foundation in memory of his late daughter, Skylar. Skylar passed away at the age of four in 1995 due to complications related to stomach cancer.
The T.J. Martell Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in memory of his son, T.J., a victim of leukemia. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $175 million to fund research into innovative cures and treatments of leukemia, cancer and AIDS at nine research facilities throughout the United States.
The 2006 golf tournament raised over $175,000 to help fund research for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS. Fans can help the cause by participating in the ZRock Crue for the Cure online rockathon and purchasing Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament t-shirts for $20 (includes shipping). These are the same t-shirts presented to golfers and celebrities at the golf tournament. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund and T.J. Martell Foundation.
Highlights of the tournament included a Jagermeister bus at the 5th hole and a bevy of Girls, Girls, Girls throughout the course, including girls from Playboy, Hawaiian Tropic, ZRock, Hooters, Pure Play, Wicked, Red Light District, Rockstar, Elegant Angel, and Benchwarmers. The live auction, hosted by Tiffany Granath of Playboy Radio's Afternoon Advice on Sirius Satellite Radio, included Motley Crue autographed guitars and Walk of Fame replica, an autographed Jagermeister guitar, and lunch with Wicked Pictures contract girl Jessica Drake.