We recently received an email from Arnie's Army that included a request to pass along to our readers a message from Arnie himself. Mr. Palmer's organization is seeking local volunteers to organize one-day, closest-to-the-pin competitions at local golf clubs as a fund-raising method. Check out Arnie's message:
Fellow Golfers, Golf Pros, Survivors and Supporters,
In the time it takes to play a round of golf, 18 men will lose their lives to prostate cancer.
As the Honorary Chairman of Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer and a prostate cancer survivor, I am asking for your help.
Our program is about raising funds to find a cure. Funds raised go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. Since its inception, PCF has raised over $210 million dollars and funded over 1,200 research projects.
The easiest way to help is to schedule a one-day, one-hole, closest-to-the-pin contest at your golf club. My colleagues will supply the support materials and send a golf prize for the winner. Currently it's a $200 MacGregor V-foil putter!
You can also incorporate the one-hole contest into a pre-scheduled charity, group or
On a grander scale, committed individuals are organizing local fundraising “golf days” complete with hole sponsorships, silent auctions, advertising and a host of other exciting and creative ways to fundraise. A small group of committed individuals at an Arizona retirement community recently raised over $40,000! My hat is off to them!
Please join our campaign and take action in the following ways:
- Call my colleagues at Arnie’s Army today to discuss how you can help.
- Call your golf pro or golf committee chairman and tell them you want to hold a contest. Then advise us how to follow-up.
- Or simply refer us to the contact at your club. We’ll take it from there.
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and helping us in any way to find a cure for this insidious disease.
P.S. Please call Arnie’s Army at 866-586-5585.