Rosetown tees off for breast cancer

40 golfers took part in the Rosetown Golf Club's GOLF fore a CURE event on June 10.

Golfers battled the elements as well as breast cancer at the Rosetown Golf Club on June 10 during the course’s Golf for a Cure event.

Courses across Saskatchewan and Canada have been hosting the fundraising tournaments for 15 years. This year 40 women took part in the Rosetown event. The attendees raised just over $5,600 through donations, a silent auction and the registration fees. Event organizer Sue Skinner said 60 kilometre per hour winds played a part in the golf, however the gusts didn’t damper the spirits of the women that took part.

“The weather was not perfect, but the enthusiasm was vibrant and heartwarming throughout the day,” she said.

The theme of the event was, “together let’s tee off on breast cancer.”

Participating courses are eligible for an invite to the national GOLF fore a CURE event in Thornhill, Ont. on Sept. 24. Invites are based on dollars raised, last year Elkridge Golf Course was the top Saskatchewan club. They will host their event on July 5. Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton will hold their event on July 14. Both the Melville Golf and Country Club and Meadow Lake Golf Club will host events on July 18.

More information on the initiative can be found here.