Notre Dame co-hosts Charity Classic golf tournament

by Marissa Gebhard

A golf ball sitting on a tee on a green

The University of Notre Dame College of Science and women’s basketball team are teaming with Knollwood Country Club to offer the 2012 Charity Classic at Knollwood Country Club on Aug. 24 (Friday). The Charity Classic golf tournament will support Notre Dame’s Pink Zone initiative, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Employee Partners Care Foundation.

The golf tournament, which includes lunch, dinner and 18 holes of golf for $125 per person or $450 per foursome, is one of several events that support Notre Dame’s Pink Zone initiative, which raised more than $200,000 this past year, four times the amount raised when it started four years ago. The Pink Zone effort includes T-shirt sales starting in December, a 24-hour Spin-A-Thon, a luncheon and silent auction on the day of a Pink Zone women’s basketball game, and corporate and individual donations.

The Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to raise awareness and support for women with breast cancer. In addition to support for cancer research, money raised from Pink Zone events supports the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation, which provides mammograms to uninsured women, and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a partnership between the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Women’s basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw will join the fourth annual Charity Classic at the club in Granger. Knollwood Country Club has supported Pink Zone for the past two years with Spin-A-Thons at the club.

Contact: Rhonda Beemer, 574-344-2511,