Angels on the golf course
This year’s Angels and Eagles Golf Classic was significant, as it marked the 10th year of the annual event. The day included a Golf Clinic led by Master PGA golf professional Craig Waryan, BBQ lunch, 18 holes of golf on the prestigious Edina Country Club golf course, live auction, cocktail reception and dinner. Ninety-five golfers participated in the morning and afternoon rounds of golf.
Monday, July 30 was a beautiful sunny day and Edina Country Club golf course proved to be challenging and enjoyable play. During the afternoon, players had the opportunity to Beat the Pro, Double their Money, and participate in Hole in One contests for a chance to win brand new Lexus and Infinity cars. Many mulligans were purchased to improve scores in order to win the Angels & Eagles trophy. The Grosklags team came through with the winning lowest score!
For the past ten years, a highlight of the day has been the Dedication Swing—adopted by the golf committee as an important way to recognize those we serve in a meaningful and memorable way. Golfers line up on the driving range and are asked to pause and think of a loved one with cancer. Together at the count of three everyone hits a golf ball in unison- a reflective silence follows as everyone pays tribute together.
All in all, the players had a challenging day of golf, delicious food, magnificent venue, and all for a very worthwhile cause. The $135,000 raised will provide financial assistance to help adults living with cancer with emergency non-medical basic needs during their cancer treatment.
Thank you to all the golfers that participated in Angels and Eagles 2012. You have made a big difference in the lives of many metro area families and we hope to see you again next year. By Sam Wroge, intern for Angel Foundation