In February, Bradenton Country Club held a golf tournament, “Bust Breast Cancer” for Manatee County and raised more than $16,000 to provide breast health services for low income, uninsured women in Manatee County.
We raised the money in several ways: club members donated over four cases of wine that was auctioned off during a live auction with John Vita; John Horne, Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar, was our “celebrity bartender” and encouraged Club members to donate to the tip jar; a ladies golf tournament with 92 participants, followed by a luncheon with a silent auction and raffle.
As a way of having fun and raising awareness, we had the Bramobile, a golf cart covered with bras donated by Goodwill and beautifully designed by our committee, stationed in various locations around the Club.
The committee wants to thank the Board of Directors for their support and the Bradenton Country Club staff for a fantastic job throughout our Bust Breast Cancer in Manatee County campaign. Our dedicated Committee members were Jon Seeley, Mall Chaney, Terry Spokes, Vickie Zulanas, Karen MacKenzie and Jeannie Slater. What a fantastic job for a wonderful cause.