Terravita Golf and Country Club donates $5,900 to Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer

While saying hello to the 2010-2011 golf season at an opening day event on November 17th, Terravita Men’s Golf Association’s (TMGA) members raised $5,900 to help say goodbye to prostate cancer.

The Terravita Golf and Country Club, an award-winning private, member-owned and operated 18-hole golf course located in North Scottsdale, raised more than $5,900 for Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer at the opening day event.

Terravita has contributed more than $30,000 to Arnie’s Army during the past six years.

Legendary professional golfer Arnold Palmer is the honorary chairman of Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer and is a prostate cancer survivor. He created the non-profit foundation to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research.  

The TMGA annually participates in the nationwide fundraising effort. The event was led by member Don Winterhalter, who was assisted by co-chair George Tyson. Both are prostate cancer survivors.

“We have a very high member participation rate each year and this year was no exception, with 93 percent of the members playing in this event,” said Terravita Director of Golf Steve Mallory. “The money was raised through a voluntary event entry fee, and hosting contests on two par three holes during the TMGA opening event.”

Winners of the two contests included TMGA members Bill Bristol and Sid Diamondstein, who received prizes donated from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, including a $500 travel award from Jet Blue Airlines and a $100 gift certificate from Callaway Golf Company.

Terravita Golf and Country Club is located in North Scottsdale in the heart of picturesque desert foothills. There are 1,380 households in the golf and country club community, located just south of Carefree, Arizona. It offers high-end amenities in an elegant desert setting, with an award-winning, private 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architects PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper and Greg Nash. Terravita Golf Club has been ranked first by Ranking Arizona – The Best of Arizona Business Magazine’s listing of the state’s top 10 private golf courses in five of the past six years. For more information, visit www.TerravitaScottsdale.org.