Golf group raises money for breast cancer research
July 19, 2016
Park City Women’s Golf Association (PCWGA) had a great day on July 12 raising funds at the annual Rally for the Cure event. The event took place at the Park City Golf Club. About 100 women from the 9- and 18-hole leagues played in the Rally. Over $4,500 was raised; about one-third will go to national breast cancer nonprofit Susan G. Komen, with the other two-thirds remaining in Utah for local organizations, including the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The scene at the golf course was blue skies, green grass and lots of pink as attendees were encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. A team of league members, headed up by local Debbie Capps, decorated several golf carts for the event. They adorned them with large pink bras, pink balloons, flowers and banners. Even men playing at the course could not resist taking a selfie with the colorful carts.
Monies were raised through donations to play in the event, as well as raffle tickets for an opportunity drawing. The prizes consisted of 28 gift baskets, valued at up to $250 — including golf equipment, sports gear, edibles, photographs and spa treatments. League members donated the baskets, as did Uinta Brewing, Hotel Park City Spa and the PC MARC. The drawing was also open to the public.
Local Suzanne Engelhardt played in the Rally and is a 10.5-year breast cancer survivor.
"Ten years ago I would not have been playing golf," she said. "I am just happy to be here. This is a great cause."
Another player, Lydia Kluge, shared, "I’m grateful to be on a league and board with such generous and caring women. There are multiple cancer survivors in both our 9- and 18-hole leagues. Their positivity and spirits inspire me."
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The PCWGA would like to thank everyone who donated their time, talent and money to the event, with a special "thank you" to Rita Gallo, who organized the day, and to all who volunteered. If you are interested in finding out more about the PCWGA league visit ParkCityGolfClub.org or stop by the pro shop at Park City Golf Course.