LOS ANGELES - A plastics industry LPGA mimics initials of the women's professional golf group for a good cause.
The Ladies Plastics Golf Association plans its second annual charity golf tournament for breast cancer awareness on Nov. 13 at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif. The $95-per-person event includes a round of golf, lunch and awards reception with a guest speaker.
The California effort ``started as a result of my sister in Massachusetts being diagnosed with breast cancer'' last year, Dolores Lancia-Ketner said in an interview in Los Angeles. She is senior account executive in Santa Ana, Calif., with the General Polymers Division of Ashland Distribution Co. and immediate past president of the Southern California Chapter of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
Coming back on an airplane, she pondered what she might do to help fight cancer. Over three weeks, she led eight women in setting up a benefit with donated prizes such as golf balls, T-shirts and hats.
November's inaugural attracted 16 women and five men.
Proceeds of $500 were donated to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center's wellness department at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif. ``We wanted something to focus on'' rather than contribute to a large cancer fund, said Lancia-Ketner, association president.
In a munificent display, winners returned prizes, and the association redistributed them to needy children during the holiday season. Rusty Miller, sales engineer in Whittier, Calif., with RTP Co., is tournament director.