Golf benefit adds beneficiaryThe 13th annual Wigs & More Women’s Golf Scramble organizers donate a portion of its proceeds to a second organization in Dickinson this year — the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
The 13th annual Wigs & More Women’s Golf Scramble organizers donate a portion of its proceeds to a second organization in Dickinson this year — the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center.
“Because of the generosity of the community and management of the people on the board, this has become so successful,” Wigs & More President Kathie Tooz said.
Wigs & More was founded a nonprofit program to assist southwestern North Dakota residents who have experienced hair loss for medical reasons while maintaining their dignity and quality of life.
“We have enough funds to help people who need alternative hair products for a long time,” Tooz said. “But the need for domestic violence advocacy is needed immensely and we wanted to spread the love.”
The golf scramble is Thursday at the Pheasant Country Golf Course in South Heart.
“It’s the only golf tournament in the western part of the state that’s an all-women’s tournament,” Tooz said.
The 18-hole best-ball scramble involves four-member teams. The first-fight registration is 7 a.m., and the second- flight registration is at noon. The afternoon session is full, but there is room for several more teams in the morning, Tooz said.
Learning of the golf scramble’s support, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center Director Darianne Johnson responded with, “Wow.”
“We’ve seen such a huge increase of people who need services, whether in the shelter or other services such as protection orders, food and advocacy,” Johnson said. “We can only hold 18 people in the shelter. Not everyone we work with comes to the shelter, but we can still provide them with many, many services.”
Johnson said most of the golf scramble donation will be spent on food and personal products at the shelter.
“Our other big need is to provide legal services to women who can’t afford an attorney,” she added.
The golf scramble also is known for its many door prizes that are provided by area merchants. The prizes range from gift certificates and T-shirts to four trips to Las Vegas.
For more information regarding registration, call Kathy Fisher at 701-483-3354 or Tooz at 701-290-1809.
For more information regarding donations or volunteering at center, call Johnson at 701-290-7869.