Pink Panters tee off Sept. 17

Golf tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research

It’s unlikely there will be a whole lot of golf clubs bent in half or thrown in frustration when the Pink Panters tee off for their annual golf tournament at Pheasant Glen on Sept. 17.

That’s because, said organizer Linda Madsen, the second annual event only has two goals — to raise money for breast cancer research and to have a whole lot of fun.

“We’re just a group of family and friends that formed the Run for the Cure team and this is our second year doing this as our major fundraiser, although it’s our third year doing it,” Madsen said.

“So far we’ve raised just over $20,000 for breast cancer research.”

Madsen said she originally formed the group after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago.

“People just started joining us,” she said. “It’s not people who have had breast cancer, but rather friends and family of people who have.”

Support from the community has been gratifying, she said, noting this year’s tourney will feature some top-flight prizes donated by local businesses.

“It’s a real fun tournament,” she said. “We have contests such as closest to the pin for men and women, longest drive and team prizes as well. We also have golf balls people can buy that have a number on it that lowers their strokes. It’s just all about fun.”

Anyone who would like to sign up for the event can do so by calling Madsen at 250-951-6701.



Just Posted

UPDATE: Nanoose Bay residents miffed as roadwork on Northwest Bay Road causing long delays

‘I sat in traffic for a half-hour and moved approximately 50 feet’

Oceanside RCMP officer makes Alexa’s Team

Munro able to stop and process 15 impaired motorists during the past year

Group aims to preserve French Creek tree

Save Estuary Land Society says bald eagles used tree for nest

Potty Mouth artist creating Funky Fungus

Parksville-Qualicum’s Carmen Lutz has people chuckling with her hand-made, rustic mugs

Qualicum Beach charity hosts fundraiser for Guatemalan students

Aldea Maya has been working in the Central American country since 2012

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

Parksville man, 75, goes missing from north Nanaimo home

Police dog services called in to help with search

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Wildfire burning outside of Port Alberni

Coastal Fire Centre on scene

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Most Read