CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Playing golf at Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield on Saturday helped raise money for the American Cancer Society, as the course partnered with the ACS for their Paint the Course Purple event.
A portion of all proceeds from any round of golf played from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. went to the ACS, as well as 100 percent of the proceeds from raffles held during the day. Prizes for those raffles include a stay at the Courtyard Marriot, breakfast, plus 18 holes of golf.
Organizers said that just because there isn’t actually paint on the course, there’s plenty of purple.
“We’re not actually taking a paintbrush to the course, but we’ve tied purple ribbons around every hole and our carts just to raise awareness for cancer,” said Alyssa Italiano, marketing coordinator at Kennsington Golf Club. “People are going to be out here asking, ‘What are these ribbons?’ We’re doing a bunch of fundraisers trying to raise money for the cause.”
Kennsington Golf Club said players have been happy with the idea of donating to the American Cancer Society and they hope to make this an annual event.