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Price Cutter Charity Championship Helps the Shriners Hospital Dads Purchase New Transport Van

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 08:03 Friday, 05 June 2015 07:54

Shriners Hospital DadsTheir old passenger van pushed past 200,000 on the odometer several miles back, leading to natural concerns about a breakdown during an important mission.

However, the Springfield-based Shriners Hospital Dads – and the kids and their families which they transport to regional hospitals – are now riding in style, thanks to the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The Shriners showed off their newly purchased 15-seat van – complete with the PCCC logo emblazoned on its outside panels – during Media Day on Monday, June 1 at Highland Springs Country Club. Mainly, the van represents the generosity of the Ozarks and all the good that can be again this summer when the 26th annual PCCC plays on Aug. 13-16 at Highland Springs.

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Val Skinner Foundation Announces Partnership with Discovery Education

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 07:45 Friday, 05 June 2015 07:37

Val Skinner FoundationBAY HEAD, New Jersey (LPGA) — Former LPGA professional Val Skinner announced that her foundation is partnering with Discovery Education to launch a national innovative science curriculum for high school students focused on cancer genetics. Skinner made the announcement at the 16th annual LIFE Event (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) held at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J.

Skinner, joined by some of the LPGA’s biggest stars, raised more than $500,000. The Val Skinner Foundation has now raised more than $10 million over the past 16 years for scientific research, early detection and educational programs, plus clinical support for those affected by breast cancer.

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Golf Fore the Cure – Making a Difference One Round at a Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:42 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:36

Golf Fore the CureCanadian Cancer Society

“Initially, we simply wanted to get more women involved in golf. We knew that there was about a 3:1 participation difference in men and women playing the game, and we felt the need to create a platform specifically for women that would be appealing and motivate more of them to play. So out of that, Golf Fore the Cure was born.” – Jeff Thompson, Chief Sport Officer, Golf Canada

That was 12 years ago. In 2006, Golf Canada partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support the Society’s fight against breast cancer. Since then, Golf Fore the Cure has become Golf Canada’s signature charity event, raising over $4 million for the Society’s breast cancer research and support programs. From east to west and as far north as the Northwest Territories, thousands of female golfers have been making a huge difference in the lives of Canadians affected by breast cancer, one round at a time.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Golf Canada’s partnership with the Society and, as in previous years, the company expects to see more women participating in the program.

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Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS to Feature Special Events on Tuesday, June 9

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:13 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:08

Belmont Country ClubBELMONT, Massachusetts — During the week of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in early June, fans are invited to two special events on Tuesday that will feature Boston sports stars, Champions Tour players and an inspiring message from Dennis Walters. On June 9 at 2 p.m., fans are invited to the City of Champions Challenge, where former players from the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics will team up with a member of the local media and a Champions Tour player for a competition at the practice area at Belmont Country Club. Fans will then have the chance to see The Dennis Walters Golf Show at 3 p.m. at the driving range.

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CBS Sports Special: What Home Means for Players

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:05 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:57

PGA TOUR 2015: Coming HomePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — Home is where the heart is, and that certainly is the case when a career requires the extensive travel of a PGA TOUR member.

PGA TOUR 2015: Coming Home presented by Visionworks, a one-hour special airing Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS, examines the prevalence and importance of home for TOUR members who spend a significant part of the year on the road. From spending time at home with family, to following a PGA TOUR star’s return to the small town and the people who were such a big part of his life while growing up, PGA TOUR 2015: Coming Home presented by Visionworks will delve into the various definitions of ‘home.’

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