Lake Norman & Mooresville

Golf fundraiser will help fight against breast cancer

The Mooresville Women's Golf Association will host the Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament on Oct. 2 at Mooresville Municipal Golf Course.

Kathy Mulligan, rally coordinator, Bobbie Sell, MWGA president, and BJ Caldwell, past president, are planning the event, which is an extended rally because the league has added fundraising activities.

Entry fees, which include greens fee and cart, a goodie bag, continental breakfast and lunch, are $60 per person or $240 per team. The tournament, open to men and women, is limited to 100 participants. Play will be a four-person captain's choice. The shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. Awards will be given for first and second place in all flights.

Anyone can support the rally. Individual donors who contribute a minimum of $50 and golf hole sponsors will be listed in the program. Contributors will receive a hole sign for a minimum of $100.

The women are organizing raffles and additional activities to raise money. Marie Little, league member and quilter, has handcrafted a Pink Ribbon Rally quilt. Quilt raffle tickets are selling for $1.

A Golf Raffle Package, featuring rounds of golf at the Legacy and Pit and accommodations, has been donated by Pinehurst and Comfort Inn.

Golfers who need a “do over” or want to help the cause can buy mulligans. They're available for the front nine and back nine for $5 each.

Mulligan said the association would welcome any sponsor who would like to offer golf-related items.

“We want everyone to have a good time. It's a fun event for a good cause. We appreciate the support from businesses and golf courses who have donated this year and in the past,” said Mulligan.

Area businesses are offering support. Cheerwine continues its tradition of providing all beverages. For the second year O'Charley's of Mooresville is furnishing lunch. Two restaurants, Dressler's at Birkdale in Huntersville and Jeffrey's in Mooresville, are repeat sponsors.

Bed, Bath and Beyond is providing coffee mugs, and employees from Best Buy of Mooresville are volunteering to take photos. The local Donald Craig dealership is donating helium tanks and pink balloons again and manpower to fill all those balloons.

Since their first community golf tournament in 2002, the league has raised over $68,000 in the fight against breast cancer. “Susan G. Komen for the Cure will receive 10 percent of the net funds collected (after expenses) that are over and above the entry fee,” said Mulligan. “In addition to ensure that we keep the funds we raised within our local community, MWGA has requested our funds be sent to the Charlotte affiliate of Susan G. Komen.”

The women established the tournament as the consequence of losing a member to breast cancer. “We feel very strongly about the loss of members to cancer,” said Sell. She and Mulligan have family members who have fought breast cancer.

Entry forms, individual and hole sponsorships are due by Sept. 25. Entry forms are available from the pro shop at the Mooresville Municipal Golf course, 800 Golf Course Dr., or from a MWGA member. For additional information about the tournament, call Mulligan at 704-351-7021.

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