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Alum’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises $50,000 for Cancer Foundation


Cole Scattarelli ’11 (also ’16 MBA) never imagined a small lump in his throat discovered during a routine physical examination would turn out to be thyroid cancer.

Now in complete remission and working on his MBA at Hamline, Scattarelli has embarked on a mission to help others in the fight against cancer.

“I realize how lucky I am to be able to say I’m cancer-free,” he tells a fellow MBA student. “It’s my time to start giving back.”

In 2013, Scattarelli organized a charity golf tournament called Swing Back at Cancer. To date, the annual event has raised more than $50,000 for the Minneapolis-based Angel Foundation’s teen outreach program, which organizes social events like camp, rock climbing trips, and art projects for children of cancer patients.

With plans to eventually start his own nonprofit organization or foundation, Scattarelli knew he would need to increase his business acumen and knowledge. Returning to Hamline for his MBA was a “no-brainer,” he says.

All the support and encouragement Scattarelli has received has him dreaming big. At first, he says, “all I wanted to do was raise a little money. But it’s turned into so much more. … I think the options are endless.”

                                                                                                                     —Katie Drews MBA ’16