Sitka golf tourney supports cancer, diabetes groups

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2009

SITKA - The Sitka Cancer Survivors Society and Sitka Community Hospital's new diabetes program will benefit from the inaugural Sitka Women's Golf League Fundraiser.

This coed golf tournament takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Sea Mountain Golf Course. The nine-hole best-ball tournament with a shotgun start features a $25,000 hole-in-one prize and a silent auction after the event. The tourney fee is $70, with lunch provided (lunch only costs $20). Teams or individuals are invited to play, and beginners are welcome.

"The Women's Golf League in Sitka started just a year a ago and we're excited to be able to, in our second year, host a fundraiser where monies will go to two very important health programs in our community - Sitka Community Hospital's diabetes program and the Sitka Cancer Survivors Society," said Maybelle Filler, president of the Sitka Women's Golf League.

"We're hoping that men, women and businesses in this community will help support us by either playing, donating or just volunteering their time," Filler added. "This particular physical activity is such a fun sport and the Sea Mountain Golf Course is one of the best courses in Southeast Alaska. We feel so lucky to be able to have our inaugural event here in our own backyard of Sitka."

Several community partners are helping sponsor this event. They include the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Diabetes Program, Sitka Community Hospital, Alaska Ocean View Bed and Breakfast Inn, the F/V Coralee, Kelly's Sports Pub, Martin Enterprises (in memory of Sandy Jones), SeaMart, Southeast Fire Protection, The Sporting Look, White's Pharmacy, Artist Cove, Ben Franklin, Brian Bergman, Stan Filler Jr., Homeskillet, Ashia Lane, New Start Aquarium and Birds, Joan Rada, Re/Max of Sitka, Sitka Medical Center, the Daily Sitka Sentinel, Specs in the City, Spenard Builders Supply, The Fisherman's Eye, Therapeutic Massage, Three Guys by the Church, Waddell and Reed, and Westmark Sitka.

For more information, contact Maybelle Filler at 907-747-2761 (home) or 907-738-1982 (cell). Golfers should register for the tournament by calling Sea Mountain Golf Course at 907-747-5663.

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