Enter Cystic Fibrosis Golf Fundraiser For A Chance At $1 Million

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 5:59 pm
By: News On 6

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- A Broken Arrow teenager with cystic fibrosis has a love for golf and it has inspired a fundraiser. It's called Swing for a Cure, benefiting the cystic fibrosis foundation. If you get a hole in one, you win $1 million.

Savannah Remington is learning to play golf. She's one of Holley Hair's students at Tee Town Golf Ranch.

Savannah has cystic fibrosis. She was diagnosed when she was 2 and a half, now she's 16. Her mom says she's the only golfer in the family. Savannah, always said golf looked like fun.

"She always wanted to play a sport, but couldn't do a team thing because they'd have to rely on her and she'd have to miss too much," said Julie Remington, Savannah's mom.

Savannah's in the hospital for a couple of weeks every three or four months for treatment. She gets school at home because of the risk of infection if she were in a big classroom.

Savannah's trips to Tee Town are a chance to interact with others and feel normal. Holley says Savannah's one of her better students.

"She never said, ‘I can't do it, I have cystic fibrosis,'" said Holley Hair, Tee Town Golf Ranch.

Holley says the enthusiasm Savannah expresses and the pure joy she gets out of this golf experience is inspirational.

"When she's out there trying her heart out, it makes you want to help her more," said Holley Hair.

So Tee Town has put together a fundraiser, Swing for a Cure. It's a chance for anyone to get a million dollar hole-in-one. The ultimate winner is the cystic fibrosis foundation.

Qualifying for a chance to win a million bucks goes on this week with the finals are set for Saturday.

Learn more at the Tee Town Golf Ranch web site.