Ladies and gentlemen can come to Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club for two days of fun, all supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Ladies are invited to the Pink on the Patio cocktail party on Aug. 13, while all people can enjoy the Rally at the Creek Golf Tournament on Aug. 14.
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition supports both families and research in the fight against breast cancer.
Hosting a golf tournament was “almost a no-brainer because our course is such a coveted course to play at, and it’s a private course … beautiful, challenging and very sought-after,” said organizer Gloria Farrar. “On top of it, you get a good lunch, plus a chance at prizes and an unbelievable auction.”
The Rally at the Creek Golf Tournament on Aug. 14 has breakfast at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entrance fee of $115 per person will include golf, cart, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and awards.
Pink on the Patio will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $35 per person, include an appetizer buffet, DJ, prize auction and cash bar.
“It’s definitely a fun cocktail party,” said Farrar. “The DJ livens us up. Our theme for pink is ‘Hats Off for a Cure.’ We’re going to have a prize for the prettiest hat and the funniest hat … most of the ladies wear a lot of pink because of the breast cancer … it’s a very fun, lovely night.”
Ultimately, “Girls just want to get together and for a good cause,” Farrar said. “We started the pink night to give the ladies that are not golfers a chance to donate to breast cancer.”
Both events have noteworthy auction items (“All the merchants are very generous,” Farrar said), but the golf tournament features big prizes, like Baltimore Ravens tickets, a condo week in Florida and tickets to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Attendees can also enter drawings for the 50/50 or Basket of Cheer (adult beverages in a wicker picnic basket).
Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.
“Everybody keeps coming back for more, so that’s good. We have a lot of repeat people signing up for both … and very generous donors,” said Farrar.
For about a decade, volunteers have kept this fundraiser rolling because the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition does valuable work, all locally on the Delmarva Peninsula.
“Last year, we hit the half-million mark … so we’re plowing on to the next half-million,” said Farrar, who knows from personal experience that cancer has “long fingers, reaching everybody.”
DBC is a nonprofit organization that started with the goal of decreasing the mortality rate of breast cancer in Delaware. Twenty-two years later, they still continue survivorship support services, outreach and education, to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. They serve men and women; work through income and language barriers; and encourage hope and knowledge over fear. Details and services are online at www.debreastcancer.org.
Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club is a private course measuring just under 6,600 yards, par 71. It’s located at 29494 Cripple Creek Drive, Dagsboro, Del.
For fundraiser reservations, call the Cripple Creek pro shop at (302) 539-1446, option 1. Party tickets can be purchased at the door. Golf tickets are expected to sell out and should be purchased beforehand.
By Laura Walter