Terravita Golf and Country Club’s Play for P.I.N.K. event raises more than $13,000

Terravita Golf and Country Club’s golfers, tennis players, bridge players and many residents teamed up to raise more than $13,000 to support the breast cancer research in early April of 2011.

The fundraising effort, spearheaded by Terravita Women’s Golf Association (TWGA), resulted in $13,499 donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the national Play for P.I.N.K. organization. The non-profit organization provides help to the more than 200,000 women in the U.S. who are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer annually.

The TWGA invited all members of the Terravita community to participate by honoring family members or friends with a decorative pink card that included a personal tribute for a minimum $25 donation. A record-setting 183 cards were displayed on the P.I.N.K. Wall of Tribute, with donations coming from throughout the community.

This is the 11th year Terravita has raised money for breast cancer research and the sixth year the community has sponsored a Play for P.I.N.K. fundraising event. Terravita has donated more than $81,000 for breast cancer research since 2001.

Additional monies were raised by the Play for P.I.N.K. golf tournament fees from a field of more than 90 women 9- and 18-hole golfers who played in the fundraising event.

“Many other Terravita organizations joined the effort,” said Terravita’s 2011 Play for P.I.N.K. committee chair and TWGA member Carol Sanches.. “The tennis players, the Black Mountain Bridge Club and the Terravita Men’s Golf Association all supported this year’s event.”

Late last year, Terravita Men’s Golf Association raised $5,900 in their annual Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer annual fundraiser. The group has raised more than $30,000 for prostate cancer research over the past six years.

Terravita Golf and Country Club is the private country club community of choice in North Scottsdale, located in the heart of picturesque desert foothills. There are nearly 1,400 households in the gated community, located just south of Carefree, Arizona. It offers quality 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 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

For more information, please visit www.Terravita.com.

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention. Immediate diagnosis. New technology. Knowledge.) was established in 1996 and has raised $22 million for breast cancer research through events like this across the nation.

For more information, please visit www.playforpink.org.