Cheek swabs to be taken to find a match for local woman battling leukemia
On Saturday, June 21, Sweetwater Country Club will host the 2nd Annual "Swing for the Cure" golf tournament that will benefit breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four person scramble format. The entry fee is $50 per player with first, second and third places being awarded prizes. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is also sponsoring a Hole-n-One contest with a $500 cash prize.
The Sweetwater Jaycees will be providing sausage wraps to all participants during the tournament. A silent auction will be occurring throughout the entire tournament with many items that have been donated by numerous members of the community as well as other areas of the state.
Immediately following the golf tournament, approximately 1:30-2 p.m. there will be a live auction. There are large items such as a guided turkey hunt, a Scotty Cameron putter, a variety of TaylorMade golf clubs, and an official UT football helmet signed by the new head coach, Charlie Strong, Jordan and Jaxon Shipley, Blake Gideon, and DJ Monroe. It also has signatures from current and former Longhorn Olympians, Sanya Richards Ross, Brendan Hanson and Ricky Berens, as well as six former Longhorns that went on to play in the NFL. There is also a Texas Tech signed football. Also an item up for auction is a Texas Ranger baseball signed by catcher, JC Arencibia, as well as many more items. The silent auction will conclude when the live auction finishes.
All are invited to come participate in the auctions and do not have to compete in the golf tournament to enjoy the auctions. Both auctions will also benefit cancer research.
During the day, there will be an opportunity to help out another Sweetwater native who is battling leukemia, 39-year-old Melinda Torres, by submitting a cheek swab in the hopes of finding a match for treatment.
If you would like to donate items for the auction, sponsor a hole, or enter a team in the tournament, please call Don Timm at the Sweetwater Country Club Pro Shop at 325-235-8093.