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.