The Blacksburg Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association, under the umbrella of the Blacksburg Country Club Charitable Foundation, raised a record amount of funds of more than $30,000 at its fifth annual Blacksburg Battles Cancer Golf Tournament, presented by Carilion Clinic.
On Sept. 25, more than 130 participants and volunteers came out to this year’s tournament to show support to those in the community who have or are battling cancer.
Blacksburg Battles Cancer is a 501(c)(3) organization that donates funds to organizations that serve the local community with engagement in research to prevent, treat, or cure cancer and/or provide supportive services to cancer victims and their families.
The Blacksburg Battles Cancer Golf Tournament began in 2013. Since its creation, the tournament has raised over $130,000 for local cancer-focused non-profit organizations.
Executive Committee member, Priscilla Morris, said, “I think once someone attends Blacksburg Battles Cancer, and sees the energy here, it spreads.”
Each year, the golf tournament has grown, in either players or donations. “All of the money goes back into the community, so people want to support it,” Morris also mentioned. Next year’s tournament will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
The mission of Blacksburg Battles Cancer focuses on the community and the fight
against cancer. Blacksburg Country Club’s WGA, under the umbrella of the Blacksburg Country Club Charitable Foundation, is dedicated to raising funds for cancer-focused non-profit organizations that serve the local community.