Foursomes for a cause: Rookies sponsors golf tournament for young leukemia patient

Heather Shanosky, Jackie Maffucci, Michele Richmond, Leo Rill, Missy Canady. Rookies Bar & Grill sponsored a golf tournament Sunday morning at the Lely Mustang Golf Club to benefit Avery McCaskill, a 3-year-old leukemia patient. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Heather Shanosky, Jackie Maffucci, Michele Richmond, Leo Rill, Missy Canady. Rookies Bar & Grill sponsored a golf tournament Sunday morning at the Lely Mustang Golf Club to benefit Avery McCaskill, a 3-year-old leukemia patient. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Avery McCaskill didn’t attend the golf tournament held for her. She’s only three years old, not much of a golfer, and besides, she needed to keep her strength for the after-party at Rookies. Rookies Bar & Grill sponsored the tournament on Sunday at the Lely Mustang Golf Club to benefit Avery, who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

One hundred and sixteen golfers teed it up early on a beautiful Sunday morning, enjoying the glow of satisfaction that come from doing a good deed, especially the kind that also involves drinking beer and maybe smoking a stogie on Sunday morning, and talking a little trash with your friends. Rookies co-owner Laura Bell manned the registration desk with Mary Quinton, while Laura’s husband Bruce Bell got things organized from the perspective of a player. Volunteers included Whitney Price and Carolyn Aho, who sold Margaritas and raffle tickets on the course with a laid-back attitude. Avery’s grandparents, Bruce and Gail Devlin, expressed gratitude for all the supporters who came out for the tournament. Lance Shearer

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