On an absolutely stunning day with sunny skies and mild temperatures, the very first Mid South Goes PINK Women’s Golf Tournament was launched. Women, men, local business owners, residents, and people from all over North Carolina (and beyond) joined together to raise money for the battle against breast cancer.
All proceeds were donated to the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation (CHBCF), a non-profit organization with the singular mission of supporting discovery-phase breast cancer research projects at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest University. Information can be found at www.chbcf.com.
The tournament was launched with funky, rousing tunes by DJ Fun Times by Robert White who successfully got everyone grooving on the driving range. Following an inspirational greeting by event leader Barb Syler, a special and solemn Ceremonial First Drive recognized the players who are breast cancer survivors — and honored the victims in memories.
The day progressed with a fun Captain’s Choice Scramble format, lots of crazy games (including the longest drive of a marshmallow), themed beverage tables provided by gentleman members of Mid South Club, and lots of reverie in the clubhouse at the end.
This effort raised a whopping $25,140. The planning team gathered together to present a check to CHBCF Founder Ann Petersen and Ginny Meihaus (co-chair).