JOHN DAY - This year's Rally For A Cure Golf Play Day weekend, sponsored by the John Day Golf Club Ladies Club, was a great success for a worthwhile cause.

The two-day event raised $2,158 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Last year's contribution was $1,850.

This is the fourth year the Ladies Club has sponsored the event, and it has become a reunion for several families.

Forty golfers, 19 from outside Grant County, gathered Saturday morning, May 6, for golf, lunch and the closest to the pin contest, sponsored by Rally For A Cure.

The dress theme for the day was, "Think Pink," and many colorful outfits were worn.

Grand-prize winner of a new Snake Eyes putter, and various other goodies, was Danielle Reynolds of Hines.

The day ended with the release of pink and white ballons, many with names attached in memory or celebration of someone who has battled breast cancer.

The Sunday scramble had 30 intrepid golfers playing in the rain. Entry fees were split 50-50 between Rally for a Cure and golf winners. All winners donated back their winnings.

It was great to have so many people participating, donating and helping in support of the event.

- Carlene Johnston for the Eagle. Johnston and Brenda Densberger were volunteer ambassadors for the Rally program.

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