PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BallenIsles Country Club has donated a record $75,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to support advanced research for finding better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. It's the largest donation from a one-day Golf event in the history of "battles" for Arnie's Army, Arnold Palmer's unique fundraising golf challenge that benefits the PCF.
"BallenIsles Country Club is now ranked as the # 1 Golf Course donor in the country. We're extremely grateful to the Club and the Men's Golf Association for their extraordinary effort and generosity. Last year more than 218,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 32,000 men died from the disease," said Chris Conway, PCF's Director of Golf. "As with the many other great golf clubs supporting our efforts, this donation will support research that has the potential to benefit millions of families."
More than 300 BallenIsles Members participated, setting a new national record for attendance on the Club's championship courses.
Charles Beren, BallenIsles Member Event Chair and Past President of the Men's Golf Association, worked tirelessly in organizing the fundraising event. Beren, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, said, "We're proud to have been able to use our golf courses in this way. This is a distinction not only for BallenIsles but for our community in Palm Beach County. Our silent auction alone, which bid on kind donations from artists and businesses in our community, raised $10,000. Champions Tour record holder and BallenIsles resident, Bruce Fleisher, donated private lessons and helped raise additional funds for the event."
Every dollar raised by Arnie's Army tournaments goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation where it is deployed rapidly to support advanced prostate cancer research for the development of better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research focused on discovering better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. More information about prostate cancer and the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.
About BallenIsles Country Club
Troon Golf, the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 30 states and 23 countries recently honored BallenIsles Country Club with the coveted distinction, "FACILITY OF THE YEAR". For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.
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