Friday, January 28, 2022

Hideaway Beach Chips Away at Cancer



The day was cool and cloudy but the feeling was hot and determined as 90-plus golfers at the Hideaway Beach Club once more set out to Chip Away at Cancer, in their annual fundraiser.

“Let’s Kill Cancer” was the cry, as one organizer, Bill Dean led the charge to the 9-hole golf course where honorariums marked each hole, saluting cancer survivors or lost loved ones.

Hideaway Golf professional Heidi Papoosha, assistant Michael O’Brien, and visiting PGA Head golf Professional Kristy Gleason, from the Kingswood Golf Club in Wolfeboro, NH added some extra challenges, allowing the players to bet against them for extra bucks.

Following all the golf fun, players attended a dinner and combination live

Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer Bill Dean, ‘imported’ from the duck blind to do his magic.

Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer Bill Dean, ‘imported’ from the duck blind to do his magic.

and silent auctions, with master of ceremonies, the inimitable Bill Dean who was “summoned from the duck blind” in full regalia, complete with furry hat and rubber chickens for the event. Bill kept the action moving with humor, superseded only by the appearance of Don ‘Juan’ Camplese who personally danced his way into the hearts of six ladies, for whom he is now committed to prepare dinner.

Although the numbers are not final, Bill Dean said he is overwhelmed that the numbers exceeded the $47,900 brought in by the dinner and auction last year for a figure of $62,700.

“We still have Strides Against Cancer, on February 27 at Tigertail,” he said.  “We are aiming to do even better than our $93,000 total of last year.”

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