7th Anniversary Tournament

June 17th, 2017

Golf Tournament Date: June 17th

Shotgun: 12:30pm

Registration: 11:00am

Cost: $70 per person

Dinner, Auction/Raffle: All players get dinner after tournament, if you aren't playing and would like to eat there is a $10 donation fee.


The Leon Parnell Golf Classic is celebrating it's 7th year because of you! Thanks to all our supporters, friends new and old, family, and local businesses. We have successfully sent the Multiple Myeloma Research foundation a total of $43,000 in the last 6 years. THANK YOU to EVERYONE that supports this event each year.


As a family we have decided that we would also like to support those in the Tri-Cities region battling cancer as well as the Multiple Myelomia Research Foundation. The Tri City Cancer Center was a huge part of helping Leon during his fight and we want to help them continue to help others as they did Leon. So this year we will also be donating a portion of our raised funds to the Tri Cities Cancer Foundation.


Without you we could not sending the foundation what we do, and because of you they are making progress in finding a cure!

About Leon

Fire Fighter

Leon was a firefighter with the Hanford Fire Department for 41 years, working primarily at the 300 Area fire station.  His fellow firefighters and their families became life-long friends that he considered part of his extended family.

Leon graduated from Kennewick High School, class of 1955, where he was well-known as “Leo the Lion.”  He married Annette Verellen in 1956 and moved to Richland, where they raised six children:  Bill, Marc, Kelly, Scott, Tony, and Mike.


Leon was a devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed spending his free time attending his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events and activities; fishing with his siblings and sons; golfing at the West Richland Golf Course; taking frequent trips to Westport and the Oregon Coast; and refereeing baseball, basketball, and football.


Leon was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in early 2003.  He was treated and cared for by the Tri-City Cancer Center, and at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where he received a stem cell transplant.  Leon was impressed with and grateful for the excellent care he received from the staff at these facilities, and would be honored to know that this event, in his memory, would benefit cancer research.

















Quinton Parnell — Leon’s grandson and fellow golf enthusiast — came up with the idea for this memorial golf tournament and set the wheels in motion.


The Leon Parnell Golf Classic is led by Mike and Jessica Parnell, with support from the rest of Leon’s family, listed here:  Annette Parnell; Bill, Lily, Kristen, and Allison Parnell; Marc, Joni, Lyndsay, Amanda, and Wyatt Parnell; Kelly, Boyd, Delaney, and Zac Champion; Scott, Cindy, Stephanie, and Jaclyn Parnell; Tony Parnell; Mike, Jessica, Quinton, and Allie Parnell.


Leon’s family is sponsoring this event with the hope that donations and research will lead to a cure for Multiple Myeloma.  We thank you for your support.




Parnell Golf Tournament 2017