Terravita GC Doantes to Arnie\‘s Army Battles Prostate Cancer
Terravita Men’s Golf Association’s (TMGA) opening day event was not only a battle on the Terravita Golf Course, it was also a battle to help fight prostate cancer.
Terravita Golf Club, an award-winning private, member-owned and operated 18-hole golf course located in North Scottsdale, raised more than $5,700 for Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer at the opening day event late last year. Terravita has contributed more than $24,000 to Arnie’s Army during the past five 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 George Tyson and Jim Buckalew. “We have a very high member participation rate each year,” said Terravita Director of Golf Steve Mallory. “The money was raised through a voluntary event entry fee, and by hosting a hole-in-one and a closest to the pin contests during the TMGA opening event.” Winners of the contests included TMGA members Rick DeRosa, Jon Palmberg, Barry Silver and Dwight Thomas, who received prizes donated from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Jet Blue Airlines, and Callaway Golf Company. About Terravita Golf Club: Terravita Golf Club is the private golf club 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 world-class 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 2009, 2007, 2006 and 2005. For more information, visit www.terravitagolfclub.com About Arnie’s Army: Legendary professional golfer Arnold Palmer is the honorary chairman of Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer and is a prostate cancer survivor. The program was created to raise funds to find a cure for prostate cancer. All funds raised go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. Since its inception, PCF has raised over $260 million dollars and funded over 1,200 research projects. Golf clubs around the country participate in fund raising, with one-day, one-hole, closest-to-the-pin contests. For more information, please visit www.arniesarmybattles.com