Aiken Golf Classic gets rained out, but money was raised for cancer research
Over 100 people showed up ready to play some golf Monday at the 12th annual Relay For Life Aiken Golf Classic, but sadly it would not stop raining.
Event organizers had to cancel the event Monday at The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, 3000 The Reserve Club Drive, on because of rain.
Still, the good news of the day was there was money raised for cancer research, which is ultimately what the Golf Classic is all about.
Founded in 2006, the Aiken Golf Classic is a fundraiser for cancer research dreamed up by locals Bill Blosser, Jack St. Clair and Dennis Bartholomew. Sadly, Bartholomew died that same year from cancer and never got a chance to see the event grow into the tradition it is today.
Through the years, the event has raised more than $340,000 for the American Cancer Society.
After the golf tournament was canceled Monday, those who decided to stay had lunch and event organizers hosted a silent auction.
The auction raised a little over $300 for cancer research, said Lisa Glass, with Aiken Standard and organizer for the tournament.
All the prizes that were available for golfers were instead raffled off and all the players got a raincheck from The Reserve Club to play a free round of golf whenever they choose.
The Aiken Golf Classic will not be rescheduled due to the rain, Glass said.