By Carole Howard
Special to The SUN
Planning is well underway for the 2014 Pine Cone Classic Charity Golf tournament to be held at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club July 8-9, hosted and organized by the Pagosa Springs Women’s Golf Association (PSWGA). The tournament’s charity this year is Habitat for Humanity, which is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in Archuleta County by building and repairing simple, decent, affordable homes for families in need.
Thanks to generous women golfers from across the Four Corners and contributions from remarkable local businesses, over the past eight years, the Pine Cone Classic has raised more than $63,000 for different Pagosa nonprofits including EMS, Meals on Wheels, Victims Assistance Program, Archuleta County Education Center, Seeds of Learning, Creative Outreach Charitable Organization, Loaves and Fishes, and LASSO.
The 2014 Pine Cone organizing committee is Lynne McCrudden (chair), Kay Crumpton, Carole Howard, Kathy McBane, Kay McKee and Julie Pressley.
Theme of the tournament is Boot Scootin’ Boogie. The organizers promise bling and several fun surprises on the course and at the social events. Traditionally, the tournament draws up to 100 women from around the Four Corners.
Tim Sullivan and his band will perform country and pop music for the golfers at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts at the tournament’s signature dinner and silent auction July 8, after which the dance floor will be opened to the public at 7 p.m. as the PSWGA’s giveback to the Pagosa community.