The Palo Verde Ladies Golf Association (PVLGA) annual charity tournament was held on November 13 and benefited the University of Arizona (UA) Cancer Center. The total raised was $19,290 which is dedicated to support research for the treatment and prevention of all types of cancer. Since the PVLGA began supporting the UA Cancer Center in 2011, over $100,000 has been donated to aid in the fight against this disease.
The PVLGA is very thankful for the community’s support for this event. Cash and merchandise donations were received from over 50 local businesses and several hundred individuals. Some of the funds were raised through the sale of over 175 signs that were placed on or near the course to honor those touched by cancer. Gift baskets were also raffled to tournament participants.
Special thanks to the Golf Fore Life committee: Linda Grendahl (chair), Anita Barber, Cindy Bosch, Julie Curran, Gwen Curtis, Cindy Dawson, Judy Hester, Jo Ann Hicks, Mary Horn, Kathy Jones, Susan Lamb, Mary Anne Lofquist, Bonnie Moore, Linda Reber, Carol Ruff, Lori Snodgrass, Carolyn Tagatz and Florence Wright. And thanks to the Palo Verde Golf Course Pros and staff who made the tournament so enjoyable for everyone.
The winners of the tournament were as follows: Ladies Flight 1: 1st Carolyn Brown, Marilyn Lloyd, Joanne Malackanich and Mary Ann Sorenson (35.25); 2nd Mary Lu Esget, Joni Hiller, Helen Jeub and Kathy Komishke (36); 3rd Sheila Axtman, Patti Hegenbarth, Trudy Houghton and Debi Munt (36.75). Ladies Flight 2: 1st Faith Martin, Carole Schmidt, Karen Weyhrich and Sharon Winkes (30.75); 2nd Shirley Hutchings, Dolores Mahaffey, Karen Ryan and Tammy Visser (34); 3rd Judy Hester, Bonnie Kane, Sherry Manier and Brenda Streit (34.25). Men’s Flight: 1st Sid Cook, Dennis Grendahl, David Nelson and Bill Wright (35.75); 2nd Lowell Kuenzi, Jeff Martin, Ray Stewart and John Winkes (37.5); 3rd Adrian Barber, Dan Eisenzimmer, Curtis Neil and Tom Tagatz (38).
The 2018 Golf Fore Life Tournament was very successful thanks to everyone who participated and supported the event. We hope the big winner, however, is the UA Cancer Center and the people who benefit from what they do to fight cancer.