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Greens looking pretty pink

August 6, 2010
Meg Alexander — Sentinel Staff Writer

FAIRMONT - The greens were ideal for a round of golf Thursday, but pink was the color of the day at Rose Lake Golf Course.

Dressed for the Susan G. Komen Golf for the Cure, 132 women participated in the event to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

"We're happy with the response," said Donna Hoffman, manager at Rose Lake.

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Adorned in pink, ladies line up for a photo before the start of the Golf For The Cure Thursday evening at Rose Lake Golf Course near Fairmont.

The first year, the fund-raiser drew 60 golfers; last year, there were 97. This year, the course nearly reached its maximum capacity of 144.

"We can't ask for more than that. We're only 12 golfers shy of having to turn people away," Hoffman said. "That's really good for an event in its third year."

Besides a round of golf, participants - decked out in pink - were pampered by volunteers manning each hole. Working for tips, which went toward the fund-raiser, the volunteers offered massages, drinks, mulligans and more.

"It's just a fun day," Hoffman said. "The men enjoy it as much as the women."

After golfing, the women enjoyed dinner and listened to speakers talk about breast cancer.

Last year the event raised $4,000, through the volunteers' tips and golfers' enrollment fee. The total wasn't tallied yet on Thursday, but she anticipated the extra participants would mean extra revenue.



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