Golfers with big hearts help fight cancer

Chase residents come together to support the Team Chase Pink Ribbon Classic golf tournament.

Chase residents came together to do their  part to get closer to a cure for cancer.

The third annual Team Chase Pink Ribbon Classic golf tournament was a tremendous success again this year.

The proceeds from the tournament itself, combined with what was collected through the silent auction, meant Team Chase was able to raise over $6,400 for breast cancer research.

The winning team of the tournament was Mark and Maureen Weiler, Bob and Rose Grace.

Their were multiple winners of the prize draws, including Rowena Stevens who took home a quilt,  Jean Day is now the proud owner of  a stained glass hanging  and Vicki Bryson won the Judy MacKenzie framed oil painting.

While the tournament did feature two hole-in-one prizes including a car donated by Smith Chev-Olds, by Mark & Maureen Weiler, as well as  a lawn tractor donated by the Sears Chase location, there were no winners this year.

Team Chase thanks their sponsors as well as all the  golfers who took part  in the tournament.

“Without your participation it would not have been such a great, fun event,” says Violet Nancekivell, event organizer.

The group is also very appreciative of  all the staff at Sunshore for their help and support in helping to make the tournament such a success.

Participants in the event were able to enjoy a fun round of golf along with some friendly competition and some delicious food.

Registration for next year’s event will begin shortly, with the sign-up sheets being located at Sunshore Golf Course.

Those who wish to participate should sign up early before the spots fill up.

“We are so grateful for this support,” says Nancekivell.

All the money raised at this event, as well as any of the Team Chase events, goes toward their participation in the CIBC Run for the Cure, which takes place in Kamloops on Oct. 6.

Any walkers from Chase and Area interested in joining Team Chase can still do so by contacting Diana Endean @ 250-679-3484 or Bette Kyle @ 250-679-3444.

Donations to their cause can also be made in person through any of the Team Chase members.