One-of-a-Kind Golf Tournament to Benefit the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is inviting Omaha area golfers to dust off their clubs and find some 80s garb for the Passport to the Cure Golf Tournament on August 23rd at the Field Club of Omaha (3615 Woolworth Ave.).  A one-of-a-kind tournament that boasts this year’s theme of “Caddyshacking it Up” is sure to be the event of the year.  This year’s event includes a four-person scramble followed by a cocktail reception.

“We are extremely excited about this year’s format,” commented event co-chair Andrea Wells.  “There’s no better way to support the fight against cancer than to spend a day on the golf course followed by a fun-filled cocktail reception.  We have some great things planned that will make it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.”

One of the many features at this year’s golf tournament is a hole in one contest with a chance to win a two-year lease of a Mercedes E 350 Sedan from Mercedes of Omaha. During the cocktail reception we will host a lively silent and live auction while, DJ Chris Suit Jones entertains the crowd.

Put on your plaid pants and lace up your golfing shoes as the day begins with a shotgun start at noon followed by the cocktail reception at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $500 for a foursome or $125 per golfer and include green fees, cart, food, beverage and tickets to the cocktail party.  Individual tickets for the cocktail party that include food and beverages may be purchased for $35. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at various levels. All tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by going to www.PassportToTheCureOmaha.org.

If you would like more information about the event or how to get involved please contact your American Cancer Society staff partner Holly Goodrich at 402-398-0764 or holly.goodrich@cancer.org.

Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament Tees Off Sept. 17 in Lincoln


Pink_Ribbon.jpgWomen golfers across southeast Nebraska are encouraged to attend the area’s eighth-annual Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament Thursday, Sept. 17.  The “for women only” event is the only golf tournament of its kind in Nebraska that benefits the American Cancer Society.

            The Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament will be played as a four-woman scramble at the Country Club of Lincoln.  A continental breakfast, buffet lunch, reception, and prizes are included in the $100 per person entry fee.  Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start planned for 9 a.m.

            “The Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament does more than provide support for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer services,” said event chairperson Sam Eckhardt.  “This is an opportunity for women to spend the day together playing golf, winning prizes and having fun while fighting back against a disease that takes too much.  It is truly a worthwhile event.”

            Pink flags will line the course in honor or in memory of someone who has been touched by cancer.  Personalized flags may be purchased for $10 each.

            To register, purchase a course flag, or make a donation, contact the Lincoln office of the American Cancer Society, 402-423-4893.

            Committee members for the 2009 event include:  Angie Loomer, Audrey Graves, Charity Kuehn, Kelly Wiley, Minette Genuchi, Sam Eckhardt, Tammy Gebers, Raquel Beller, Corrine Sturdy

            The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.