The Elk Ridge Golf Course will be painted pink on Thursday.
Not literally but the northern Saskatchewan course is set to host their annual Golf for the CURE event with over 80 golfers taking part in the fundraising event. Chairperson Verna Schneider said the club was the first Saskatchewan location to host the nationwide event raising funds to battle breast cancer. Last year the participants raised over $23,000. Schneider, a two-time cancer survivor herself said everyone is somehow affected by the disease which leads to fantastic support.
“Everybody has somebody who has had cancer,” she said. “We do this to support programs in Saskatchewan, we ask that our money stays here.”
During the event the group has a silent auction, a buy the pro auction, they sell ribbons in memory of loved ones plus a dinner after the round of golf. The entry fee is $100, $25 of that is immediately donated to the cause by the course. The team that raises the most funds is invited to participate in the national Golf for the CURE event later this year. Donna Dutchak, Cora Lee Dutchak, Brenda Dutchak, and Lee Anne Osler travelled to Brantford, Ont. last year. Schneider said the group had a great experience.
“They had an excellent time. They were looked after from the minute they got there until they left. People were very surprised that we could raise $23,000 in a small community like Elk Ridge,” she said.
Schneider said there is still room as of Wednesday afternoon to enter but the organizers need to know by the end of today. Anyone interested in participating can call Schneider at 306.961.2364.