Oct. 27, 2011
WASHINGTON - Members of the Georgetown University women's golf team took time from their schedules recently to take part in the !4th Annual Swing Fore Cure, a fundraiser held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va.
The Hoyas were invited to participate in the event by Connie Isler (B'06), a former player and coach on the Hilltop. Isler is one of the top players in program history and has participated in the event in recent years.
Georgetown representatives included sophomore Molly Concannon (Boston, Mass./Grimsley [N.C.]), junior Audrey Dalton (Portland, Ore./St. Mary's Academy), junior Jordan Redfield (Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood) and junior Katie Skinner (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly).
"This was the first year we have done something like this and I'm really glad we did so," Dalton said.
Head Coach Katie Brophy, who has been involved with Swing for the Cure during her professional career, was impressed with her team taking the time to participate during a busy time of the academic year.
"I am thrilled our team spent time during Midterm week to volunteer at Swing Fore the Cure," she said. "For the last three years, I have personally been involved with annual golf events to raise money for breast cancer research. I believe that our team has really answered the call to fight for the cure by taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in this great event. As women's it's imperative that we take part in events such as this one to benefit solutions for the disease."
Dalton and her teammates not only participated in the event, but also had the chance to network with professionals in the Metropolitan D.C. area.
"I got to play with the Georgetown group and that was a great experience to meet professionals in D.C. and some of the people that are working to find a cure for breast cancer," Dalton explained. "There was a great turnout and it was neat to feel like we were contributing to find a cure for breast cancer because events like these really do make a huge difference."
Isler, who played on the Futures Tour for a year following her graduation, has been working with Swing Fore Cure for several years now and was happy to have the participation of college teams from the area.
"It was great to have the Hoyas out help out with this event," she said. "Whether they realize it or not, they make an impact in finding a cure for breast cancer. Everyone at the tournament loved having them there and enjoyed their participation."
In addition to Isler, members of the team were also able to visit with former player Chelsea Curtis (B'08), who is now pursuing a professional career.
"Chelsea played in this event when she was a sophomore so it was neat to see her back now as she's pursuing a career,"