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Realtors tee off for a cure
The Flying Eagles golf team took first place at Saturday's Hinesville Area Board of Realtor's Relay for Life Golf Tournament for the American Cancer Society. Team members, from left to right, are: HABR representative Edward Milan, Stephen Chandler, Darryl Chandler, George Wiggins, Josh Culbreth and HABR community service chairperson, Kathy Villafane. - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors finally got a chance to hit the greens, hosting their second annual Relay For Life Golf Tournament last Saturday. The event was originally scheduled for April but a storm postponed the event.
Kathy Villafane, community service chairperson for the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors, said the storm gave them a dry run on how to get everything ready.
Saturday's skies were clear as the golfers set out in a quest to help raise awareness and find a cure, as the proceeds benefited the American Cancer
Villafane said this year's tournament had more food, prizes and fun in store for the participants.
"We added the trophies and added a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a hole-in-one on hole 13," she said. "We got more sponsors and community participation involved this year. We got really nice gift bags for everyone. In doing so we are projected to double the $2,000 we raised last year."
Liberty County's annual Relay For Life campaign set a goal to raise $148,000 in 2008. According to Victoria Ten Broeck, Community manager for the American Cancer Society, the Liberty team has already exceeded that amount.
"Right now they are at $156,000," she said. "So they exceeded their goal."
Ten Broeck said the funds are used for research, education, advocacy and service. "We educate civic, church or business organizations that want us to come out," she said. "We will educate their peers. We provide advocacy through our organization and sister organization American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network."
Ten Broeck said they also provide for certain patient services.
"For example our Savannah office offers free wigs and free prosthetics for breast cancer patients," she
said. "We do smoking cessation classes at Hunter Army
Airfield, Fort Stewart and Liberty Regional Medical
Center. We offer free or reduced fee medicines.
While no one won the Harley Davidson all agree it was a beautiful day to be out putting around. The group finished the day with a tasty meal.
For more information on the American Cancer Society call 1-800 ACS-2345.
Tournament results:
First place team: The Flying Eagles, Stephen Chandler, Darryl Chandler, George Wiggins and Josh Culbreth
Second place team: Team Par, Patty Dolphin, Jim Williams, Mark Evans and Riley Martin
Third place team: Team Scrubs, Al Hoffey, Ron Koet, Andrew Hohnson, Aaron Duncan
Last place team won 2 rounds of golf each to Sapelo Hammock for free golf lessons.
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