According to Tupelo ABC affiliate WTVA, Tupelo, Mississippi held it's annual Hole in One Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 27, at the Hole 'N' One Golf Club. The tournament is now in its 14th straight year and benefits breast cancer survivors by raising money for the Sister's Network, a breast cancer survivorship organization. John Armstrong, the tournament director, explained that the event has personal significance for him.
"You would be surprised how many people have breast cancer," Armstrong told the source. "Not only women, but men, too, have breast cancer. In my family, my mom had breast cancer, so it's important for me to do whatever I can to help this organization."
Armstrong indicated that the tournament typically brings in between $12,000 and $15,000 to be donated to the Sister's Network, though he did not have a final count of this year's total.
Working with the Sister's Network isn't the only way that the Hole 'N' One Gold Club gets involved with philanthropy. According to WTVA, the Club partners with Big Oaks Golf Course, a nearby course, to offer free golf lessons to children in the area over the summer who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to play. This year, the program is said to be sponsoring 17 children from around the community.Whizzco