Clarmond “Whiffs” out Cancer golf tournament

For this year’s raffle quilt, Pat LaRue made a design that features fabric from Ford’s “warriors in pink” scarves. Photo by Kacey Ginn

For the fourth year, the Clarmond Country Club will be hosting a ladies’ golf tournament to raise funds for breast cancer treatment. This year, however, the organizers say more of the funds raised will go toward treatment for local cancer patients than before.

For the last three years, tournament organizers worked with Susan G. Komen for the Cure set up the tournament, which always worked well. But Susan Toftey, one of the tournament organizers, said they believe they’re familiar enough with the planning that they can host the event on their own, and so they can choose to donate all of the money to Wright County Public Health rather than giving money to the organization.

The tournament will start at 5:30 p.m. on July 18. As in previous years, the event will include dinner, contests for the best-decorated cart and the best-dressed team, and fun side games in addition to the golf tournament.

“There will be all kinds of fundraising opportunities,” Toftey said.

As in years past, local organizations like Iowa Specialty Hospital, the Gabrielson Clinic for Women, and Wright County Public Health will host informational and game booths along the course, with the opportunity to donate. The evening will also include the yearly quilt raffle.

For event tickets, contact Toftey, Bobbie Tillman, Shelly Pohlman, or Jane McGrath. To sign up a team of four golfers, call the Clarmond Country Club and ask about entry fees. Check out the Clarmond “Whiffs” out Cancer page on Facebook for more information.