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Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic to Begin with Thursday Reception Open to Public

A two-day event benefiting one of the largest cancer programs in the Southeast begins Thursday evening in Columbia.

The Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Aflac, is a signature fundraising event for  Palmetto Health Cancer Centers.

The event begins with a reception Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at 701 Whaley. Reception guests will have the opportunity to win items such as a custom-made oyster cooker, a Weber® Spirit 210 gas grill, an acoustic guitar signed by Lynyrd Skynyrd and four tickets to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Charlotte, a Roomba® robot vacuum and more! The first 25 guests to donate $150 for a raffle ticket book will be given a Polar Bear cooler, valued at $100. Raffle winners must be present to win.

A special fund-a-need auction will help Palmetto Health Cancer Centers fund a VO2 Max, technology that measures a cancer patient’s oxygen utilization during aerobic exercise. The results lead to specialized aerobic exercise training that greatly relieves symptoms of fatigue and other symptoms in patients with cancer. The reception will be catered by Jack Brantley of Aberdeen Catery and emceed by Kevin “The Bull” Bullard, an award-winning long drive champion.

Reception reservations may be made at the door on April 19 at 701 Whaley, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The 4-man captain’s choice tournament will be held Friday, April 20 on both courses at Ft. Jackson Golf Club in Columbia. Thanks to Love Chevrolet, golfers will have a chance to win a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado or a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, with a hole-in-one on designated holes. Mulligans and “kick and throws” may be added at registration the morning of the tournament. Kevin “The Bull” Bullard will entertain participants with trick shots and long drive demos before tee time. “The Bull” will be joined by Justin “The Moose” Moose, also a long drive champion. On both courses, players will have the opportunity to make a donation for The Bull or The Moose to drive for them. The top three long drive donors will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at Ft. Jackson Golf Club.

More information on the Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic is available at the event’s website.

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