Fun was had by all who attended the My Hope Bag 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on September 10, 2021. Many many thanks to Papago Golf Club tournament sponsors, golfers, volunteers, prize donators, and creative minds. It truly does take a village to organize and run an event like this one.
95 golfers donned the beautiful Papago Golf Course “set in the heart of Papago Park, surrounded by the native desert landscape and the picturesque Papago Buttes”. As well, Papago was recently chosen as the home of the men’s and women’s Arizona State University golf team, some of whom golfed in My Hope Bag’s 6th annual charity golf tournament.
So many comments were heard about the beautiful course and the wonderful Papago staff who were available throughout the day. Thank you, Daryl Crawford, and your wonderful Papago crew.
Thank you to Brad Butler, designer of the beautiful Booby Putter. Brad was available throughout the tournament near the putting green for golfers to test the putter themselves. Brad then donated one of his putters to the tournament honoring his wife who is a breast cancer survivor and for whom he designed the putter.
Morgan Reimler from BackSwing Golf Events added to memories made with a “beat the pro” hole. Golfers had a great time and are hoping we invite BackSwing back to our next golf event.
The awards banquet helped remind all who were present why we have this tournament. Patty Nix spoke about what she went through during her breast cancer journey and what My Hope Bag means to her. Leanne Titus shared how her family came together and rallied around her sister Alissa Serignese when Alissa was experiencing her breast cancer journey. Alissa knows she couldn’t have made it with her own “village”. Patty and Alissa, as well as Leanne, are now volunteers for My Hope Bag wanting to “pay it forward” to women currently battling breast cancer.
A special thank you to all who donated in any way to help us meet our goal. My Hope Bag’s financial goal for this event was to double the net income from the last golf tournament which was $10,000. We are currently $500 short of that goal. Our emcee for the golf tournament, Jarrett Ransom, shared a goal of $25,000. The monies from this event will be going to the My Hope Bag’s Benevolence fund. These funds help breast cancer women with medical co-pays, monthly bills, groceries, gas for treatments, and any other hardship needs as our funds allow.
You can still donate to this effort. Please help us meet our original goal of $20,000. If you can stretch a bit, we can meet the goal of $25,000. This will be an amazing addition to the already met goal. You can donate in honor or in memory of a breast cancer warrior you know. You can do this at https://www.myhopebag.org/donate/.
Thank you all again. Couldn’t make it this year? Watch for information on next year’s tournament.