“Come Shoot for a cure”

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

The­p­op­u­lar “Shoot for a cure” dart tour­na­ment, which takes place at the Stanstead Le­gion this Satur­day, will be one of this sea­son’s last dart tour­na­ments, be­ing held a lit­tle later than usual this year. The tour­na­ment is or­ga­nized an­nu­ally by Mar­i­lyn McComb as a fundraiser for the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety to fight breast can­cer.

This is al­ways a dou­bles tour­na­ment (401 Dou­ble in / Dou­ble out) and can be any com­bi­na­tion of play­ers: man/woman, man/ man or woman/woman. “Peo­ple are con­fused about who they can have as a part­ner this time, but any com­bi­na­tion is fine,” ex­plained Mrs. McComb.

Be­sides the friendly but fierce com­pe­ti­tion at this tour­na­ment, there will also be many door prizes, raf­fles and ‘half and halfs’. “We re­ceive a lot of gift cer­tifi­cates from busi­nesses and many of them give us che­ques for the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety,” com­mented the or­ga­nizer who is al­ways sur­prised and grate­ful for the gen­eros­ity of her spon­sors.

A daunt­ing task, col­lect­ing door prizes and do­na­tions and fig­ur­ing out how to at­tract a siz­able crowd to the tour­na­ment, Mar­i­lyn, who gets help from her sis­ter Elaine to do th­ese things, ad­mit­ted this might be her last tour­na­ment. “I’m think­ing of hang­ing up my darts. It’s a big job to or­ga­nize this and I’m not get­ting any younger.”

The tour­na­ment reg­is­tra­tion is at 1:00 pm and the games will be­gin at 2:00 pm. For more in­for­ma­tion call Mrs. McComb at 819 838-4770.

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