100% volunteers dedicated to fighting cancer
A few words about us
The Rich Mauti Cancer Fund is a unique organization made up of 100% volunteers (no administrative costs) dedicated to fighting cancer. Our vision for the future is an unconditionally committed organization recognized as:
- A leader in the fight against cancer in our community
- Educating the public by establishing worthwhile and beneficial programs
- Providing real help to individuals in need
Educating the public on cancer prevention, detection and treatment
- Providing service to the community by addressing areas of need, and initiating programs to address those needs
- Forming strategic alliances with other cancer-fighting organizations
- Utilizing all the funds raised to advance the fight against cancer.
The Rich Mauti Cancer Fund’s Core Values reflect an Organization of Volunteers dedicated to the fight against cancer. These core values place the highest regard on respect and compassion for cancer patients, their families, our benefactors and our volunteers.
- Integrity: Fighting cancer with sincere volunteers who are thoroughly committed
- Compassion: Showing kindness and consideration for those we serve
- Professionalism: Characterized by objectivity, fairness, creativity and pride
- Dedication: Committed, persistent and loyal to our cause
October of 1978
I learned that my father had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
It took his life and my heart on November 16, 1979.
Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament Began
In 1979, the second year of what was to be an eight-year NFL career with the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins, we started the first annual Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament. All of the money raised was given to the American Cancer Society (I was later appointed to the local Board). When the season began that year, I established the “Mauti Challenge”. As a Special Teams player, I donated $1 for every yard gained on kickoff coverages and $10 for every tackle made on Special Teams. We challenged local businesses and fans to match these donations. The net result the first year was more than $10,000 to the American Cancer Society.
Shell Kicks Things Up a Notch
This program continued throughout my entire NFL career. In 1980, Shell Oil Company joined forces with 100 local Shell gas station dealers donating 25 cents per quart of oil sold and one cent per gallon of gasoline sold during the month of October. The result was almost $18,000 to the American Cancer Society.
Rich Mauti Cancer Fund Formed
In 1981, we formed the Rich Mauti Cancer Fund, a voluntary, 501 c 3 non-profit organization designed to raise money for cancer research, education and screenings. All funds are utilized in the State of Louisiana; the state with some of the highest incident rates in the nation for several major types of cancer. This was created to assure that all funds raised would remain local.
Annual Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament holds its final event
After 26 years the annual Rich Mauti Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament had its final event on May 20th, 2005.
A New Fundraiser is Born
Our main fundraising event is now The Mauti Tennis Classic which is held on the second week in April each year at Stone Creek Club & Spa. Other sources of revenue are generated from corporate, individual and memorial donations.