Ocean Pines Golf Groups Join Forces to Raise Money for Mammograms
For 10 years, the Ocean Pines Ladies’ Golf Association’s Pink Lady event has raised money for the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation to provide mammograms for those unable to afford them. This year, however, marks the first time the OPLGA has played with the Ocean Pines Men’s Golf Association in this special outing.
Thirty-four men and women golfers put on their pink and gathered at the Ocean Pines Golf Club on Oct. 12 to play for the foundation, contributing a total of $2,550 for the life-saving screenings.
Steven Tyson, donor relations officer at the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, welcomed the golfers and thanked them for their financial gift.
“I do not think at this point in time that there is anyone who has not had breast cancer touch the lives of their family, friends and other loved ones,” Tyson said. “Having events such as this which raise much-needed funding for mammograms and other directly related services at our local Women’s Health and Diagnostic facilities truly makes a huge difference and directly impacts and saves people’s lives.”
OPLGA members and event organizers Ann Shockley and Susan Morris said that in previous years, the men’s golf group had supported the Pink Lady by dedicating one of their regularly scheduled golf outings to the event, wearing pink and donating money to the cause.
“I am so appreciative of all who made this event happen and am excited about the new golfers we attracted to play and support this worthy cause,” Shockley said.
In addition to playing a nine-hole scramble, participants enjoyed pink ribbon baked goodies, a 50/50 raffle and prizes.
“We are pretty proud of this effort and look forward to broadening this event to include all golfers of Ocean Pines,” Shockley said.