Fred Fletcher Golf Classic Raises Money To Fight Cancer
On Monday, May 20, 2002, over 27 teams teed off to help raise funds to find a cure for skin cancer at the Third Annual Fred Fletcher Memorial Golf Classic at the Players Club at Wakefield Plantation. Teams from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, Capitol Broadcasting Company and WRAL-TV participated in the event named for the former CBC President. Fletcher lost his battle with skin cancer in January of 2000.
The tournament brought in almost $25,000, a substantial amount considering the current economic conditions. This total includes a silent auction held the night before at a pre-tournament reception at Michael Dean’s Wood Oven & Bar in North Raleigh. Items such as a weekend in Pinehurst and a week’s vacation at Topsail Island were on the auction block.
The total also includes the proceeds from the sale of the Espoir Wolf sponsored by Cameron Village Business & Professionals in the Red Wolf Ramble, a fundraiser for Raleigh’s Arts Council.
CBC, WRAL-TV and WRAL-FM sponsor this annual event.
“We are so delighted that CBC sponsors this event,” said Louise Collis, Chair of the Classic. “We are pleased to remember Mr. Fred. There are so many fond memories.”