Story Behind the Founder
Adam Whitt Foundation
Adam grew up in Carson City, Nevada with younger brother Avery and was raised by his parents Greg & Charise Whitt. Ever since the age of 2, Adam wanted to watch SportsCenter and then go outside and play whatever sport he was watching on TV. Growing up, he participated in just about every sport you could think of like martial arts, tennis, and baseball.
He went to Carson High School and played tennis, basketball and baseball while graduating in 2011. He started at the University of Nevada, Reno and walked on to the baseball team in 2013 after red-shirting his freshman year. By his red shirt junior year (2015) he set the single season record for saves as well as helping the team achieve a top-20 ranking for most of the year and winning the schools first Mountain West Conference Championship.
He then was drafted by the Houston Astro’s in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Adam played for the Astros from 2015-2017. He moved to Salt Lake where his wife Sara was earning her Doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Utah. After getting married in October 2017, Adam began to notice symptoms and things that were “abnormal” for his health. He got very sick and was diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) in April 2018.
After an initial start of more intensive chemotherapy, he began to respond and was able to try a newer, oral chemotherapy, that would have a more targeted attack on the cancerous blood cells. He has now been on this daily oral chemotherapy for 3 years and has continuously gotten his cancerous blood cell percentage down.
After the diagnosis of cancer, he lost strength and wasn’t able to play extremely physical sports. This is when he began to play golf. He started playing seriously in 2018 after getting some strength back from the chemotherapy and treatments he endured. After just 3 years, he decided to turn professional. He joined the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) so he can help teach people the game of golf, but is also playing in 20+ professional tournaments this year across the west coast.
One of his strongest attributes in golf is his ability to drive the golf ball. He currently has the longest drive on TopTracer in Utah and is #8 in the country with a drive of 427 yards.