Our new monthly feature is Pros for P.I.N.K. which will highlight Pros around the country who work tirelessly on our behalf. Since Play for P.I.N.K. began at Alpine Country Club, we chose their Pro, Kevin Syring, to kick off this series. Here is Kevin’s story, in his own words:
“The most successful program we run at Alpine has been our Partner with the Pro. It started when I offered to make a donation to PINK for every birdie I made in an outside tournament from April 1 thru October 1. In discussion with a few Alpine ladies, we came up with an idea that members could “Partner” with me and match what I donated: $5 for birdies and $10 for eagles. Some members give less, some members give more. Since 2006, Partner with the Pro has raised over $200,000!
This program has become a staple at Alpine. A list of all participating members is posted in the spring and others can add their names at any time. This is an easily run, low-pressure way to raise a significant amount of money.
My mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor, still going strong at 84 years old. Play for P.I.N.K. has truly been a feel good experience for me as I know the money we raise has been well spent and has had a significant impact on finding a cure for the disease.”