Golfers came forward to raise fund for diabetes research and charities

In order to raise funds for diabetes research to big name, Boral Bricks and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4042 are teaming up. These team of two different groups will soon organize a charity golf tournament which is set for Nov. 9 at Pecan Valley in Fort Gibson.

This tournament is set to raise funds for two diabetes charities, one FOE Diabetes Fund and the Boral Bricks Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Boral Bricks plant manager Shawn Kirk said, the money raised will be split between two diabetes charity funds, the FOE Diabetes Fund and the Boral Bricks Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Moreover, he said, as a side note, last year Boral Limited donated nearly $1 million to JDRF, and the Muskogee chapter of FOE raised more dollars for the FOE Diabetes fund than any other chapter in the state.

Aerie 4042 Secretary Robert Christophersen said, FOE picked diabetes as a charity because it affects so many people. Probably 65 or 70 percent of the people in the United States have diabetes in one form or another and for them diabetes research is very important.

The term “Calcutta” is a type of auction-pool wagering that is applied to golf and many other sporting events. In a Calcutta, golfers bid, auction style, on the golfer or team who they think will win the tournament (you can bid on yourself or your own team, too). All the money raised through the “auction” goes into the pot. At the end of the tournament, once the teams are drawn, the team is auctioned off. If you buy the team that wins you win cash.


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