Golf tournament benefits exercise program

     With every swing of a club, another cancer survivor gets help. On June 29, the Larry Holder golf tournament held at the Monte Vista Golf Course raised more than $11,000, breaking last year’s record. The money raised will benefit the Larry Holder Cancer and Exercise Program, an exercise study being conducted through a partnership with Adams State University and SLV Health.

     The golf tournament, now in its third year, was a late afternoon and evening event and included different ways to tee off on the front nine holes, and a glow ball element on the back nine.

     “This is a fun event that the family of Larry Holder, who passed away from cancer, organizes every year,” said Kelly Gurule, SLV Health Foundation Director. “It was wonderful to see the tremendous support the golf tournament received from the community, and we are honored to receive this donation that will go towards others going through the exercise program.”