Suwanee, GA (PRWEB) September 29, 2012
The Pink Ribbon Classic golf tournament is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year over $100,000 was raised. The American Cancer Society supports cancer research and families afflicted with the second leading cause of death.
The lush River Club located along the Chattahoochee River in Suwanee, Georgia hosted this year’s classic. Forty teams competed in the shotgun style event that began on a perfect September morning. While all of the teams where exclusively ladies, gentleman (mostly husbands of players) were sprinkled throughout the course serving as caddies, cheerleaders and sometimes as accidental targets.
In addition to funds raised by player entry fees and sponsorships, Monday night’s pre-tournament reception featured dozens of silent and live auction items. Over two hundred patrons were in attendance for the auction and reception. Bryan Epic, formerly of Capital City Xpress, provided the evening’s entertainment.
The lush and beautiful River Club was immaculate. Every tee box, fairway and green was carefully manicured in preparation for the event. The River Club staff was wonderful in making the whole event a great success.
After the tournament a 19th hole mixer was held where Paula Durough and other members of the organizing committee where recognized for their efforts in putting together the massive undertaking.
Ted Hall, Anchor at 11Alive News (WXIA.TV Atlanta) opened the tournament with special comments about his son’s struggle with cancer and introduced cancer survivors present at the tournament. Winner of the 2009 Open Championship, Atlanta resident and pro golfer Stewart Cink kicked off the tournament with the opening drive. Former Atlanta Braves catcher and River Club resident Javier Lopez provided the long drives at the ninth hole.
Complete Flooring Supply, CFS Corporation, was the presenting sponsor, the 17th hole sponsor and provided additional support. The Cure Sponsors where the Lynch Family and Costco Wholesale.