The Greate Bay Women's Golf Association (GBWGA) once again stepped up in a big way to help local women who are undergoing cancer treatment at Shore Cancer Center. Through their annual Swing Golf Tournament held September 28 at Greate Bay Country Club, the GBWGA raised $85,000, which they presented to the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center on October 31. All the funds raised will help offset the medical expenses of local women battling cancer at Shore Cancer Center.
"Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the members of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association, many women who are treated at Shore Cancer Center will receive some financial relief at a very difficult time," said Pat Cowan, chairperson of the Swing Golf Tournament committee. “Last year, we set a tournament record of $85,000 and this year we were able to match that which is truly incredible.” The 2023 Swing Tournament was the second as chairperson for Pat Cowan. She took over that role in honor of the tournament's founder - her wife and partner of 25 years - Sue Webb, who passed away in July 2020.
All of the GBWGA members are actively involved in helping to make the tournament a success, through cash donations, volunteerism, golfing, and support of the auction. While a handful of members serve on the Swing Tournament Committee, it is the entire GBWGA that makes this event happen.
The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center is part of the Shore Medical Center Planned Giving and Development Department and is made up of dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year on initiatives that include the hospital gift shop, thrift shops, golf tournaments and other community events. Since the Auxiliary's inception in 1940, the Auxiliary has donated more than $15 million to Shore Medical Center.