One of the longest running charity golf tournaments in Delaware, the Ladies Charity Golf Classic, will hold its 30th annual event at Dupont Country Club on July 27.
Since 1984, the Ladies Charity Golf Classic has helped raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Also, the event helps benefit other programs that assist cancer patients of all kinds as well, including Look Good Feel Better, Road to Recovery, and Reach to Recovery.
Proceeds will be celebrated with more than 5,000 breast cancer supporters who are expected to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run at the Wilmington Riverfront on October 11.
Each year the program relies on a number of committee volunteers, including Hockessin resident Cookie Cox who has been a Ladies Golf Classic Committee member for the past 18 years.
These days, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been affected by the disease in some form or fashion. For Cox, when her father was stricken with the disease she decided to get involved in trying to raise funds for a cure.
“At the time, I guess my dad had just passed from cancer and I knew this was a way to raise funds,” said Cox. “I’ve been a volunteer for 18 years; some of us have been involved a lot longer. It’s a great group all getting together for an even greater cause.”
The Ladies Golf Classic event will help raise funds to help with research and treatment for a disease that will have an estimated 760 new cases and 120 deaths this year in Delaware alone. The event is a nice day out on the golf course that could help benefit a friend or family member, or even themselves.
“The event has grown tremendously, we take up to 92 women golfers and we’ve expanded with our sponsorship and our committee has also expanded,” said Cox. “It’s a wonderful group of women who do their part to help fight for a good cause.”
The day starts with registration and a continental breakfast at DuPont Country Club starting at 7:30 a.m. The golfing even begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon including prizes and an auction at 1:30 p.m.
Spots are still available for the event, for more information and to register for the event go to ladiesgolfclassic.com.
“We’re not quite full and it’s for a great cause,” said Cox. “I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t have a good friend or family member that has not been affected by this disease in some form and this is a great opportunity to help fight it.”