Sixth annual Think Pink Ladies Golf Tournament starts Tuesday
The tournament has raised $13,500 since it started in 2008.
“It's really important that we keep this going on an annual basis,” said Charmaine Gadzic, a member at the Idylwylde Golf Club and one of the event's organizers. “For us it's a great cause.”
Many of the participants in the ladies golf tournament will be breast cancer survivors, Gadzic said.
“It's about women coming together to support women on this very important day,” she said.
Participants' green fees will go toward the Canadian Cancer Society for life-saving breast cancer research. Gadzic said a full slate of 136 golfers – many new to the golf course – has signed up for the tournament.
Three Canadian Professional Golfers Association members — Paul Schweyer, Katie Ferguson and Darryl Spence — will be on hand to provide golf clinics before the tournament.
The golf pros will help participants improve their driving and putting skills.
The tournament has a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
A dinner and draw for prizes — including a pink bracelet, with the breast cancer ribbon, from Robert Brown Jewellers — will follow the tournament.