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Athens Bar Stool Classic Uses Putt-Putt to Raise Money for Cancer's Cure

The Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary has a new spring fundraiser to support local cancer causes.

The Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary has a new spring fundraiser to support local cancer causes.

The Athens Bar Stool Classic, scheduled Saturday March 29 in the downtown Athens, is a putt-putt tournament from which 100 percent of the proceeds goes to cancer research.

“For me, everything about this event keeps things local. From bringing business to downtown on a Saturday afternoon to giving 100% of what we raise to Athens based cancer organizations. That is one of the many things that has kept me actively involved in Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary over the years,” Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary President Jacelyn McCall said in an emailed press release.

Four-player teams will be challenged by holes designed and built by each host location. Teams play nine holes, while competing for prizes and supporting local cancer causes. Locations downtown are The Bury, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, The Green Room, Highwire Lounge, Trapeze Pub, The World Famous, On the Rocks and The Volstead Bar and Grill.

Proceeds will be used to support Athens Regional Medical Center Breast Health Center, Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, St. Mary’s Hospice House, The Clute Barrow Nelson Foundation, Mercy Health Center and the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia.

Players must be 21 or older to participate. The entry fee for a team is $100 to pre-register or $120 on Mar. 29. Single registrations are $30 to pre-register and $35 on Mar. 29.

Click here to register and get more information.

-- Submitted by Anisa Sullivan Jimenez

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