The Northeast Hospital Foundation is holding their second annual Play for the Pink golf tournament at Oakhurst Golf Club Friday, Sept. 20. New this year is “Putt for the Pink” for those ladies who might not be so great at golf but love a fabulous time!

Trey Hill, financial advisor at Edward Jones in Kingwood, is chairing the Project Mammogram golf events.

“This year Edward Jones is proud to currently have four teams playing in the tournament. Edward Jones will also be sponsoring a tent with another four to five advisors that will share their ideas along with great conversation with other golfers and community partners,” said Hill. “We would love to have other businesses get involved and share what their business offers. Part of what makes this community so wonderful are the businesses that surround it. There are lots of great opportunities to become a sponsor at Play for the Pink and Putt for the Pink.”

Tim Baker, president of the Northeast Hospital Foundation, encourages residents to sponsor a hole in memory of a loved one who lost the breast cancer fight or in honor of a survivor. Sponsorships, team and individual registrations as well as hole sponsorships are available. The cost of a team of four players is $500 and individual entry is $125.

“This is a perfect way to honor or give tribute to a friend or loved one. Hole signs sell for $100 each and will be on display at three In the Pink events: Play for the Pink golf tournament, In the Pink of Health luncheon, and at the committee kick-off event,” said Baker. “I am also a golfer. The Play for the Pink golf tournament is a wonderful opportunity to network with other Lake Houston residents, raise money for a great cause, and have an enjoyable day of golf. Oakhurst Golf Club is my home course. I am very thankful that David Preisler is generously partnering with us to host this powerful day which will impact many in our community.”

He continued, “I have a healthy respect for breast cancer statistics. One in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and we want to make sure early detection is accessible to every woman in our community. Project Mammogram provides those services and that piece of mind.”

Both the Play for the Pink golf tournament and Putt for the Pink are now signing up players and teams. Go to northeastfoundation.org/play-for-the-pink to register for these events. There are also sponsorship opportunities to support a great cause. The tournament starts for golfers with registration at 10 a.m. A box lunch is provided with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner and awards will follow the tournament.

Putt for the Pink is the brainchild of Cynthia Calvert, publisher and CEO of The Tribune Newspapers. Last year was her first year to chair the event. Calvert wanted to increase community participation.

“We have a tremendous group of ladies who come to the luncheon each year but not so many men. But breast cancer affects the whole family. Play for the Pink is a great way for men to support the effort!” said Calvert. “We hope to have many players come to Oakhurst and enjoy the day and this year, we added Putt for the Pink for the ladies who are not golfers. We will meet at the course mid-afternoon for wine, appetizers and a fun golf lesson. Then everyone will enjoy dinner together.”

Putt for the Pink participants will gather at 4 p.m. enjoying light bites, wine and spirits, shopping and learning a little about the game of golf on a gorgeous putting course. The ladies will join the golfers for dinner and post-tournament festivities in the Oakhurst clubhouse.

Project Mammogram is the flagship program of the Northeast Hospital Foundation that has grown to affect the lives of almost 10,000 Lake Houston residents. Project Mammogram’s service area extends to Northeast Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties. In 2018, 330 qualifying patients were seen and 183 screen mammograms were performed, along with 136 diagnostic mammograms, 143 ultrasounds and 26 biopsies. From those screenings and services, six cancers were detected. The funds raised at In the Pink are re-invested locally into the community with 100% of the proceeds staying here.

For more information about the Northeast Hospital Foundation, the Play for the Pink/Putt for the Pink Golf Tournament, In the Pink of Health Luncheon, Lights of Pink Awards, Partners in Pink, or Pink Out Games, visit northeasthospitalfoundation.org or call 713-397-3093.