AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LIVESTRONG announced a donation of $211,306 from Eagle Golf, the Dallas-based golf course management corporation, at a celebratory luncheon at the Golf Club at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas. From Sept. 1-Oct. 3, all of Eagle Golf's 75 golf courses participated in "Take a Swing at Cancer" to raise awareness and funds for the global fight against cancer.
"LIVESTRONG is grateful to Eagle Golf and its patrons for supporting our work on behalf of cancer survivors everywhere through 'Take a Swing at Cancer,'" said LIVESTRONG President and CEO Doug Ulman. "This partnership demonstrates the power of sport in furthering social change and we welcome the golf community to the LIVESTRONG movement."
"We are so proud of the effort made by our Eagle employees and the wonderful support of our Eagle members and golfing guests. We are already working on next year's plan to continue and expand our support for LIVESTRONG. We intend to build a long term relationship with the LIVESTRONG team and their fight against cancer," said Eagle Golf CEO Joe Munsch.
The "Take a Swing at Cancer" campaign donated portions of green fees, special event proceeds, tournaments, dues, initiation fees, auctions and raffles to the campaign benefiting LIVESTRONG. In addition, Eagle Golf served as the leading sponsor of the "Swing FORE! Yellow" Charity Golf Classic benefitting LIVESTRONG on Aug. 31 in LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong's hometown of Plano, Texas. "Swing FORE! Yellow" was co-hosted by Armstrong's mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly, and her husband Ed Kelly, as well as Steve and Lee Nagel.
At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. There can be - and should be - life after cancer for more people. That's why we kick in at the moment of diagnosis, giving people the resources and support they need to fight cancer head-on. We find innovative ways to raise awareness, fund research and end the stigma about cancer that many survivors face. We connect people and communities to drive social change, and we call for state, national and world leaders to help fight this disease. Anyone anywhere can join our fight against cancer. Join us at www.LIVESTRONG.org.
About Eagle Golf
The proven leader in golf course management, Dallas-based Eagle Golf operates 75 daily fee and private golf courses with 1,476 holes of golf. Eagle employs over 5,000. All clubs and courses are located in the United States and include Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas, Ruffled Feathers in Lemont, Illinois, Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton, Colorado, Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas and Signature of Solon Country Club in Solon, Ohio. Eagle Golf "Delivering the Difference" with Radical Hospitality. Visit www.eaglegolf.com.
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