Pleasant Hill Elks Lodge opens up course for Whiffle Golf

Money will go to girl battling cancer

By Jacob Peklo | jpeklo@weareiowa.com

Published 09/25 2016 09:47PM

Updated 09/25 2016 09:47PM

PLEASANT HILL - A local nonprofit is reaching out to a little girl from Bondurant who's been battling cancer.

Golfers of all ages and ability levels hit the links to the Elks Lodge in Pleasant Hill Sunday, but to keep things safe, they played nine holes using whiffle balls.

Each player donated $5 to play the course. That money will go to Ava Hutchinson, who just turned 11. Organizers say they're proud to contribute.

"We're a strictly non-profit,” said David Clemens, the event’s organizer. “Everything we make, we give away. So, it's a really big deal for us to help little kids."

The Elks Lodge has been putting on this nine-hole event for charity, for each of the last five years.  

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