The Houston Association of REALTORS® and the Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation joined together to help raise funds for breast cancer research at the Second Annual Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation “Swing for the Cure” Golf Tournament. On Monday, March 21, a total of 21 teams participated in the event, held at the Sweetwater Golf Course, that benefitted the foundation.

The day commenced with each player receiving a shoe bag from AG Geophysical that included goodies from various sponsors. Before beginning the round of golf, the putting contest sponsored by John McConn from Iberia Bank Mortgage took place on the putting green. At 11 a.m., a shotgun start began the 18 holes of golf which included contests along the way sponsored by Famous Grouse and Debera Fontenot. Team pictures were graciously provided by TK Imaging. An awards ceremony dinner with door prizes and raffle items provided by Maxine Myers and Jennifer Hernandez from Patriot Bank Mortgage concluded the fun-filled day.

The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation would like to thank its Diamond Sponsor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Anderson Properties and its Silver Sponsor Kent Woodard for their generous support. Congratulations to the winning team composed of Dave Clark, Lance Odom, Trey Snider and Kent Wiseman, who were awarded rounds of golf from Sweetwater Country Club for their first place finish. Additional sponsors included were: Jones Lang Lasalle, Vicki Fullerton, ISB Capital, Old Republic Title, Action Mortgage, Brubaker & Associates, Carol Desenberg with Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking, Cornerstone Mortgage, Professional Janitorial Service, NetSlyder Inc, Texas Insurance Company, Windstream Communications, Smoothie Factory, Bernstein Realty, GLO CPA and Sweetwater Country Club.

The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation was founded in 2001 to honor Nancy Owens, a beloved REALTOR®, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2001. This year marks the 10-year anniversary and donations to date total over $950,000 to fund research, education and early detection related to breast cancer. The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation will donate the 2011 proceeds to the Houston Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

Plans are underway for the 2012 “Swing for the Cure” Golf Tournament which will be held in the spring. For more information about the Foundation or upcoming events, please visit