Thursday, October 3, 2019
Troon-Managed Courses Turn Pink In October In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout October, Troon-managed and brand-affiliated daily-fee and private clubs will fly pink checkered flags on their 18th greens to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and screening exams. In addition, participating courses will hold Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising events, including Par 3 Challenges, Play for P.I.N.K. golf tournaments and golf clinics, and designate Play for P.I.N.K. tee times in which a portion of the green fee will be donated to Play for P.I.N.K. Play for P.I.N.K. is a fundraising organization founded by Laura Lassman in 1990 with 100 percent of all proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. P.I.N.K. stands for Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, and Knowledge. Play for P.I.N.K. is currently funding 19 breast cancer research projects, led by 26 scientists from leading academic medical institutions around the world.
Examples of Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising events at Troon-managed facilities include:
Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. – Will hold Sunday afternoon golf clinics throughout the month of October from 2 to 3 p.m. with 100 percent of the $25 fee donated to Play for P.I.N.K.. Those interested in attending any of the Sunday afternoon clinics can register by calling the Westin Kierland Golf Shop at 480-922-9283.
La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Tex. – Will host a breast cancer awareness golf tournament on October 27th and sell pink merchandise in the golf shop throughout October. A portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament and merchandise sales will be donated to breast cancer care programs.
“We’re proud to support the Play for P.I.N.K. organization and raise funds for breast cancer research,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “Thanks to research, there has been a nearly 40 percent decrease in breast-cancer related deaths since 1989. By raising awareness and supporting causes such as Play for P.I.N.K., we hope to see an even greater decrease in the years to come.”
To learn more about Troon’s Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising initiatives, visit www.troon.com/PlayForPink. For more information on Play for P.I.N.K., visit www.playforpink.org.