Lakeside Painting, Inc. Golf Benefit Open for Breast Cancer is a Great Success

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As many friends, family members, customers, and acquaintances of Lakeside Painting know, each year we hold the Lakeside Painting, Inc. Golf Benefit Open. These last few years we've held the Golf Benefit in memory of Kerry "Tia" Smith, the sister of Lakeside's Kim Pangburn. Kerry passed away in 2015 after a battle with breast cancer. By holding the Golf Benefit annually, it is our goal to financially support those men and women fighting breast cancer. 

In 2018, the Lakeside Golf Benefit Open raised $8,104. For 2019, we upped the ante, setting a fundraising goal of $12,000. Through the efforts of the many involved, we met that goal, ultimately raising $12,144.00.

All proceeds from the Golf Benefit Open are allocated to the Pink Ribbon Riders Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to both men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year, Pink Ribbon Riders team up with St. Germain Bikini Fund, which hosts the annual Bikini Snowmobile Radar Run in St. Germain, Wisconsin. Funds raised by the radar run are dispersed throughout Wisconsin by the Pink Ribbon Riders Assistance Program, which distributes the assistance to those in treatment for breast cancer. We chose Pink Ribbon Riders because the funds remain in Wisconsin for the people who need it. 

Meghan Gaynor, the snowmobile racer who competes in memory of Kerry, took 1st Place in the 2019 radar run. The new Grand Champion clocked the run's fastest time at 107.7 mph. But even better, Meghan raised $27,637.00 for the Pink Ribbon Riders Assistance Program. All told, the bikini racers combined to raise $85,502.00. Way to go girls!

Each year, the Lakeside Golf Benefit Open is held at Eagle Springs Golf Resort in Eagle, Wisconsin. Owner Mike Bolan and his staff provide a great place for golf, food, and fun. And each year, Mike donates all food for the Open, so we would like to thank him for his generosity and hospitality.

The Golf Benefit also had a hole-in-one this year. The golfer behind the shot was Cory Krause, who won a $500 gift certificate. 

Thank you to all the organizers and participants in the 2019 Lakeside Golf Benefit Open for your generous donations. No rest until there is a cure! Together, we will make a difference. 

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