We’re All on the Same Team: Beat Cancer

The Latham Team placed second on August 24, 2023, in the 16th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic presented by the Iowa PGA Section.

“We had an amazing time playing Talons of Tuscany in Ankeny,” says John Latham, president, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. “The fairways and greens were immaculate.”

Team Latham included: John, Chris and Ian Latham plus Latham Seeds District Manager Noah Snedden and Scott Helverson.

Scott Halverson

L to R: Ian Latham, John Latham, Scott Helverson, Noah Snedden and Chris Latham

Some Iowans will remember Helverson as a wide receiver for the Iowa Hawkeyes. For the past 16 years, he has been a referee for the National Football League.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better teammate,” John says. “Scott is in great shape, and he was driving the ball extremely well. Plus, he is a great guy. He shared interesting experiences he has had as a NFL referee.”

Helversen recently officiated the preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans. He has officiated three Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XLII between the Giants and Patriots. The New York Giants upset the undefeated New England Patriots when David Tyree made an amazing fourth quarter-catch of an Eli Manning pass by pinning it against his helmet as he was pulled to the ground.

Regardless of whom you’re cheering for, everyone wins when we play together to beat cancer.

Employees and friends of Latham Seeds are invited to join the company owners and team members in raising funds for the American Cancer Society. It was harvest season 2009 when past Latham Seeds President Bill Latham was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

As Blood Cancer Awareness Month is underway in September, Latham Seeds announces its commitment to year two of raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Watch the video to learn more about “Sowing Seeds of Hope”.  We hope you’ll consider a $15 donation in honor of Bill Latham’s fight against AML. Learn more and donate.