Rally for the Cure golf tournament raises money for battle against breast cancer
July 17, 2013
Steamboat Springs — It doesn't seem to matter whether the golfers come from Catamount Ranch & Club or Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. It doesn't seem to matter whether the golfers play most of their rounds at the Steamboat Golf Club or Haymaker Golf Course. And it doesn't seem to matter whether they live in Routt County or Douglas County.
Truth is, they all look alike when they are wearing pink.
On Tuesday, 163 golfers from across Steamboat Springs, and a few from Denver, were focused on a single cause. They came out to support the Rally for the Cure golf tournament and to help raise money to support those in our community dealing with breast cancer. Not every golfer was wearing pink, but they all were there to support the cause.
"I've traveled to the mountains with a group of three friends for the past nine or 10 years," Douglas County golfer Barb Dearing said. "It's our annual golf trip to the mountains."
Dearing and her friends came to Steamboat for a golfing getaway, but when she learned about the Rally for the Cure golf tournament, which was held Tuesday, she made sure to be part of the fundraiser.
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"We wanted to be a part of the tournament," Dearing said. "So we went to the store to buy some pink bandanas and found something much better."
When the group of women was shopping, it discovered T-shirts with a big, pink S (for Superman) on the front with an attached pink cape.
"It was perfect," Dearing said about the outfits, which were complemented by pink skirts.
The women — who included Dearing's friends Jane Videtich, Kathleen Albert and Ginna Riggall — finished with a round of 71. But more importantly, they helped define what is so special about the annual benefit.
The tournament, which celebrated its 14th year, will donate most of its proceeds to the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. In its first 13 years, the event raised more than $400,000. All of the money has been spent on research or to help support women and families dealing with breast cancer.
"The main goal of this tournament has always been to win the battle against breast cancer," organizer Robin Crossan said. "That is never going to change."
Crossan stepped in to lead the organization of this year's event after taking over for Linda Danter, who founded the event and was recognized Tuesday as part of this year's celebration.
"She leaves behind some pretty big footprints," Crossan said. "But this is a great tournament, and it is going to continue in Steamboat Springs."
To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209 or email jrussell@SteamboatToday.com