Tricia Dempsey, the CEO of Agile, an information technology staffing and consulting firm based in Alpharetta, is a 10-year breast cancer survivor and started the tournament in 2004 because she wanted to do something to give back. The event has raised more than $200,000 for the local Susan G. Komen affiliate, of which Dempsey serves on the board of directors.
She said she hopes this year’s tournament, which will be on Alpharetta Athletic Club’s East Course, will bring in $30,000.
“[For] every dollar that we raise [during] Agile on the Green, 75 cents of that dollar will stay here locally,” Dempsey said. “It’s really great for helping people in our community. The other 25 cents of that dollar goes to the national research fund that Komen has. That fund has basically helped discover every major advancement in breast cancer [research] over the last 25 years.”
Throughout the past decade, the tournament has brought out a rally of support, she said, particularly from those who have been impacted by breast cancer or another form of cancer. Dempsey said she is proud of how the local Susan G. Komen affiliate makes the most of the money it receives.
“The population that Komen really serves here in Atlanta is the women and men that need the free or significantly reduced-price mammograms so that they can even diagnose their cancer,” she said. “A lot of these people are people that are not working, don’t have health benefits and would never know if they had cancer. We do an amazing job to serve a very underserved population.”
In addition to raising money for breast cancer diagnosis and research, the tournament serves as an opportunity to network with top IT executives.
“We have invited out about a dozen VIP guests who are all technology executives from the community,” Dempsey said. “Then we’ve got probably about 100 golfers who will come out and have a chance to have access to those technology executives.”
Golfers can sponsor foursomes with VIP guests and spend the entire day with them on the golf course. VIP guests will include executives from The Home Depot, Cox Enterprises, the American Cancer Society and Turner Broadcasting System.
If you go:
What: Agile on the Green golf tournament
Where: Alpharetta Athletic Club, 3430 Highway 9
When: Oct. 7, registration begins at 10 a.m.
Cost: $500 per golfer