During the week of May 15, 2017, the Hannibal Country Club will be hosting two fund-raising golf tournaments. On Monday, May15, it will host the fifth annual Pink Ribbon tournament and dinner. This event was conceived 12 years ago and is sponsored by the Hannibal CRD Circle of King’s Daughters and Sons.

During the week of May 15, 2017, the Hannibal Country Club will be hosting two fund-raising golf tournaments. On Monday, May15, it will host the fifth annual Pink Ribbon tournament and dinner. This event was conceived 12 years ago and is sponsored by the Hannibal CRD Circle of King’s Daughters and Sons.

On Friday, May 19, the Mark Twain Area Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a fund-raiser. The format for both contests is a four-person scramble.

The entry fee for a Pink Ribbon team is $400, and that includes a “Golfers Help Package,” a midafternoon snack on the course, followed by an outdoor barbecue on the club patio at the conclusion of the golf. Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded for Longest Drive, Closest to the pin and, of course, Top Scoring Team prizes. The Help packages should guarantee some great scores, with mulligans, play it forward tokens, and a length of ribbon to eliminate some putting (as long as the ribbon holds out).

All proceeds will be split between the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, Hannibal Free Clinic and the American Cancer Society. If you are not inclined to play in the event, you can still support this effort by purchasing a Tree Tribute for $15. A personalized Pink Ribbon in honor of a family member or friend will be displayed on the trees around the golf course the week before the event.

The Habitat for Humanity tournament on Friday, May 19, will be the first hosted at the Country Club. The entry fee for the four-man teams is $300. Players have a choice of an 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Breakfast will be served between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for the early players, with lunch of brats, hotdogs and burgers available for the afternoon groups. A drink cart will travel the course during play for the convenience of the teams.

Mulligans are available for those who feel the need for extra help in winning that $300 first place prize (paid in both sessions). Special event prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. Always popular is the 50/50 raffle to be paid out at the end of play. Those not able to golf, and who want to support the cause are urged to be a hole sponsor for $100. A sign located near the tee block will acknowledge the donor business or family.

Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent, affordable housing for needy families. The group achieved a 501C-3 status in 1993 and completed the first house with funding and lots of dedicated volunteer help in 1998. As the group’s mission statement declares, “as Christians we honor God by building simple decent homes in partnership with the families in need of shelter.”

In 2010 MTAHFH launched the golf tournament to help raise funds for future home construction. The Hannibal Country Club is pleased to host this event, united in the vital mission to provide hope and a future to some of the areas most deserving families.