On Sunday, Sept.18 the Greensburg Club's Foxy Ladies Organization hosted a Rally for the Cure golf tournament.
Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program to spread awareness about breast health and breast cancer while raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure. The pinkness of the day was everywhere: Players wore pink; there were pink team prizes, raffle prizes and door prizes displayed with pink ribbons, pink floral centerpieces. Pink potted mums transformed the club into a festive place.
Committee member Julie Marsh and her son Josh added some special touches for the tournament by painting two highly visible pink ribbons on the course. With the theme of "Let's Take a Swing at Breast Cancer," 76 women formed 19 teams of four players for a fun-filled afternoon.
Before and after playing the golf scramble, all participants had the opportunity to compete in a putting contest. The winner was Brenda Gridley, who went home with a beautiful white golf bag donated by the Rally for the Cure organization. Rally for the Cure also provided each participant with a goody bag filled with important breast health information, a subscription to a magazine, pink tees, and a discount coupon to a golf store. Committee member Brenda Miller provided snacks for the bags, and through the generosity of Decatur County Memorial Hospital, each player received a sleeve of pink golf balls. In addition, participants who did not win a golf prize, went home with a nice door prize compliments of our many donors.
When we decided to have a Rally for the Cure tournament in early summer, the committee members all agreed that we would be proud to open our facility and host this event. It was a fun way to bring together our members and guests, as well as the community to support such an important cause. We quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of support we received from the GCC club pro Phil Ferguson and his staff, the club manager Debbie Martin, GCC Board of Directors, Randy's Roadhouse and its staff, the club members, members of other near-by clubs, our hole sponsors and our prize donors and even the Give ÔN Take Garden Club. Everyone we asked said Yes!
Thank you to our hole sponsors: GCC Board of Directors; Herbert Sales and Service; The Mulligan Grille, Walter Tire Inc.; Herbert's Sawmill; Scheidler Brothers Inc.; Stone's NAPA; Rolfes, Garvey, Walker, Robbins; Herbert Sales and Service; Levenstein's; Hilliard Lyons/Paul Pank; Smith Implements Inc.; Doerflinger Insurance; Howard J. Barth and Assoc.; Wickens & Wickens LLC; Decatur County Hospital Foundation; Spirit of Women; Wound Care; Tree City Medical Partners; Decatur County Primary Care; Ladies Golf Association; O'Mara Foods; Kennelly & Meyer Construction; RBSK Partners PC; Schlemmer Wholesale; Stradley, Hagerty and Assoc.; 5/3 Bank/Gene Cooney; Lowe's Pellets and Grain; Wolfe Theatre; Mary Kay/Cindy Young; Dick and Marsha Foley; Frank and Phyllis Hamilton; The Fry Family; Dan and Becky Barker; Julie Marsh; Judi Heubach and Kaye Kasamis.
Thank you to our prize donors: Decatur County Memorial Hospital; GCC Board; Phil Ferguson/club pro; Lowe's Pellets and Grain; Ladies Golf Association; Give ÔN Take Garden Club; Debbie Martin; Julie Marsh; Obermeyer Agri Group; Obermeyer Vinyl Solutions; Expressions Florist; Jerri Russell; Regina Lowe; Cindy Young/Mary Kay Consultant; Deanna Fox/Mary Kay Consultant; Patti Wenning/Mary Kaye Consultant; Silver Horse Farms; Stephenson's Jewelry; Gilded Lily; Sheryle Fontanez/31 Consultant; Dan Barker/Farm Bureau Insurance; Susie Ricke/State Farm Insurance; Wolfe Theatre; High Point Orchard; Ross and Susan Davis; Steve and Susan Conk; Magic Act; Totally You; Don Meyer Ford; Cummings Light Center; Brenda Miller; Jane Brown; Home Shopping Network; and especially the Susan G. Komen/Rally for the Cure.
A special thanks to Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Their support of this event was exceptional. Not only did they sponsor five holes, a sleeve of golf balls for each player and other door prizes, but they also provided a special prize awarded by Toni Collins and Annie Wilkison to Shelly Hellmich, a participant whose name was drawn. She will receive a free Cardiac Scoring Test. Annie Wilkison told us about the hospital's local connection to the Susan G. Komen organization and also invited us to some special upcoming events hosted by the Spirit of Women.
Regina Lowe led our local group with Phyllis Hamilton, Julie Marsh, Toni Collins, Debbie Hersley, Brenda Miller, JoAnn Fry, Terri Gardner, and Marge Bruns as committee members. Members helping on the day of the event included Patti Huser, Ruth Hood, Phyllis Schilling, Judi Heubach and Nancy Reynolds. Thanks also to Josh Marsh, Tyler Alverson and Sara Treash for all their help the day of the tournament. The entire group put in many hours to make this event extremely successful. The committee raised a little over $4,000 for the Susan G. Komen and Rally for the Cure! Once again, thanks to everyone for making our outing such a huge success. It truly became a community event!