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Drive for a Cure hits a hole-in-one

The links at Carlyle Golf Club was a sea of pink recently, and it wasn't spring blossoms that brought on the flood of colour.
One of the many teams that hit the links at the Carlyle Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 28, the 'Saving Second Base' team consists of Christy Henry, Carrie Magotiaux, Nicole Currie, and Amy Geiger. The event raised more than $48,000 this year.

The links at Carlyle Golf Club was a sea of pink recently, and it wasn't spring blossoms that brought on the flood of colour.

Drive for a Cure Golf Tournament was back for another successful year, with a multitude of determined women crowding the course to their part in the fight against breast cancer.

Postponed earlier in the summer due to bad weather, the Saturday event hit a hole-in-one weather-wise, as the day turned out to be a perfect one for being out in the fairway.

Eighty-five golfers representing 23 teams were out swinging away through the course, competing between themselves and some interesting challenges on Aug. 28.

The annual event, which is coordinated by Charity Brown, has raised literally hundreds-of-thousands of dollars over the years, and this year proved to be no exception to the exceptional record of fundraising the event brings in.

This year's event saw the golfers raise more than $44,000 in pledges, bringing the grand total of money raised this year to $48,430.

As is common for the event, some of the women involved raised an exceptional amount of money on their own, and therefore deserve special recognition.

Connie Young managed to raise pledges equal to $4,450.

The next highest individual golfer was Vicky Clark, who brought in a total of $3,400.

The next three highest pledge-raisers were Joanne Brown with $2,390, Laurie Shiels who raised $2,157.64, and Mandy Irwin who was responsible for $1,725 in pledges.

The team which raised the top pledges for this year was the team of Sheila Colpitts, Wilma Lothian, Audrey Young, and Connie Young. Between them they raised a total of $5,945.

With these pledges and other funds in hand, the Drive for a Cure event has raised more than $300,000 since it was first introduced, a goal the women involved with the tournament had been hoping to hit this year.

Over the eight years the Drive for a Cure tournament has been running, the event has steadily grown in size and funds raised. A testament to the community and business support for the war against breast cancer.

As for Brown, when complimented on her efforts and the success of the tournament this year, she redirected the praise back to the golfers.

"(I) Appreciate the comments, however, the real thanks is to the ladies who raise all that money," Brown said. "Year-after-year they seem to find more pledges and I do not know how they do it."

"It is truly amazing to me."

All the money raised through the Drive for a Cure Golf Tournament goes into supporting research into and treatment of breast cancer.