Pink Ribbon Golf Classic event to promote positive health

HARLINGEN — In an effort to promote positive health among women, The Cottonwood Ladies will be sponsoring the 13th annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic.

This fundraiser is the Cottonwood Ladies effort to give back to the Harlingen community and help women in the area receive medical screenings for breast cancer.

This year’s event will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at Cottonwood Country Club and includes a nine-hole golf scramble, silent auction, raffles, flag prizes and luncheon.

In the last three years, the ladies have donated more than $24,000 to help the fight against breast cancer.

Last year’s tournament resulted in $9,000 being donated to The Valley Baptist Foundation’s Carolyn Fund and Walk for Women.

This was a direct result of donations and help from the local business community, and participation of more than 100 in the nine-hole annual golf scramble, event organizers said.

This year the women hope to raise much more.

Anyone interested in golfing in the tournament is encouraged to register early, organizers said. Team entries as well as individual entries are accepted.

To register contact the Cottonwood Pro Shop at 956-428-7758.

It’s $30 per person, which includes lunch and green fees.

Organizers said local businesses have been very generous and are encouraged now to donate merchandise baskets, golf equipment, dining certificates, gift cards, plants, jewelry, purses and adult beverages for the silent auction.

All donations are acknowledged during the tournament through advertisement.

The ladies also will take cash donations for hole sponsors in remembrance of a family members or friends in their honor or memory.

For more information, contact Donna Packer at 641-485-8615, Sandy Musick at 913-378-6426 or Jill Holtzberger at 956-423-8644.