Simon Keith Foundation’s with annual golf tournament and dinner.
Simon Keith, the first athlete in the world to play a professional sport (soccer) after receiving a heart transplant, hosted his fifth annual golf tournament and dinner on Friday, Oct. 5. The event benefits children who have undergone life-saving organ transplants and to increase organ donor awareness.
The Simon Keith Foundation organized the event at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, with a grant from the Engelstad Family Foundation for the tournament.
The Foundation honors an organ transplant recipient each year: Osker Gamboa received a heart transplant on April 30, 2017, and continued his studies at Somerset Academy in North Las Vegas.
An entourage made up of Keith, family, friends, and school/board staff surprised Gamboa at an assembly. Las Vega Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaimed Friday, Oct 5, 2018, as Osker Gamboa Day.