They played, they laughed, and they got soaked raising $22,700 for a new anesthetic machine at West Parry Sound Health Centre.
Parry Sound Golf and Country Club assistant-pro Cody MacDonald received special treatment from Tun Lawson, following the tenth annual Support the Girls Breast Cancer Golf Tournament Saturday. MacDonald had been growing his beard since June 12 and said if he raised $500 for the tournament with help from participants, he would shave his beard. MacDonald ended up collecting $885 and Lawson won a bidding war to do the honours.
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The weather was less than ideal Saturday as 144 women on 36 teams gathered together for the 10th anniversary of the annual Support the Girls Golf Tournament.
The anesthetic machine will cost $315,000.
In the last decade, more than $147,540 has been raised for the health centre’s mammography department.
“We were wet on the outside, and warm on the inside, knowing we raised a lot of money for the purchase of the anesthetic machine for the health centre,” said one of the event chairs, Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood Monday.
Held at the Parry Sound Golf and Country Club, women of all ages and skill levels tackled the water-soaked green with joy and fervor.
Prior to the event, teams were asked to collect pennies and bring them in to be weighed. The team with the most pennies, by weight, won a $200 gift certificate to the Log Cabin. Collectively, all of the teams brought in 320 pounds of pennies. The Rona team won top prize, collecting 71.4 pounds of pennies.
The winning team, for the third year in a row, was the team of Sharyn Kingshott, Betty Brant and Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood and new team member Janalene Kingshott.
During play, the golf club’s assistant pro Cody MacDonald appealed to the teams to help him collect at least $500 for the cause. In exchange, he would shave the beard he’d been growing since June 12.
By the end of the day, MacDonald had collected $735 and a live auction took place, with the women bidding to shave his face.
A playful competition between Cece Barks and Tun Lawson ensued; Lawson won, paying $150 to rid MacDonald of his bushy beard.