Fitness Friday

Next Week, Hit the Links or Your Yoga Mat for Charity

Swing for the Cure and Yoga on the Meadow raise funds and awareness for two local organizations.

By Abby Ledoux April 20, 2018

Attention all golfers and yogis with a philanthropic bent: Two upcoming events provide the chance to enjoy your hobby while doing some good.

Swing for the Cure

When: Monday, April 23; 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Where: Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land
What: Support the Nancy Owens Breast Cancer Foundation and its ongoing fundraising efforts for breast cancer research while hitting the links at this annual, day-long golf tournament. Registration begins at 9 a.m. when the driving range opens, and a putting contest follows at 10; at 11, a shotgun start signals the start of the tournament, which includes a boxed lunch and, after a 4 p.m. conclusion, a cocktail hour with a cash bar. Awards are presented at 4:30 p.m. for honors including Best Ball, Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. The evening ends with dinner and raffle drawings for items like a Yeti cooler filled with liquor and a round of golf for four at Quail Valley and Sweetwater Country Club. Register online.

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Yoga on the Meadow

When: Saturday, April 28; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, 111 N. Post Oak Ln.
What: Eight outdoor yoga sessions (including one mid-day lesson specifically for families) and a family-friendly day of food, contests, healthy cooking demos, live music, and more make up the second annual event that educates guests about Nora's Home, Houston's haven for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. The event is complimentary, but pre-registration is encouraged (email [email protected]). Proceeds benefit patients and their families staying at Nora's Home.

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