HURON — The Huron Pink Ladies Dart League hosted its 4th Annual Benefit and Team Dart Tournament on April 29, at The New Plains.
Pink Ladies Dart Leagues can be found in many communities across the Midwest, with the first such organized league originating in Yankton. The Huron group began in 2012 with 14 Pink Ladies participating in a dart league. Initially, the league raised money by paying an increased league fee, which got donated back to the organization. Eventually, Pink Ladies Dart Leagues came up with other fundraising options, including raffles, dart tournaments and other activities. Pink Ladies donate the money they raise to people in the community who are or have been affected by cancer.
The league started with five doubles teams in 2013 and numbers dropped to as low as four teams until November of 2016, when their league ballooned to 20 teams, making it necessary to divide into two leagues, with a total of 50 Pink Ladies participating.
Additionally, Pink Ladies leagues started in other neighboring communities including Wolsey, Hitchcock and Miller.
Over the past five years the Huron Pink Ladies have donated in excess of $10,000 in small gifts to local families affected by cancer. This year’s benefit and dart tournament was made a success with the support of area businesses, which assisted with the donation of prizes, and the many dart throwers who generously contribute to the effort.
The tournament brings men, women and junior dart throwers together from all across the state for this cause. This year, teams attended from Rapid City, Aberdeen, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Mitchell and many local communities, making for a very long day of darts, highlighted by the announcement of the raffle winners and even more importantly, some very emotional presentations to a number of area families and individuals affected by cancer.
The Huron Area Pink Ladies would like to thank all the local businesses who contributed to the success of this Benefit. J.D. Concrete, GCC Redi-Mix, Manford Music and Vending, Huron Dairy Queen and the New Plains have all been involved in supporting this event over the years and this year was no exception. A full list of contributors can be found on their Facebook page.
The 5th Annual Benefit and Team Dart Tournament event will be held April 14, 2018, at the Huron Event Center. Look for the Huron Area Pink Ladies on Facebook for more information on how to get involved in the Pink Ladies Dart League, to help with the Benefit and Team Dart Tournament or to suggest the name of a person who could use a little extra support in his or her fight against cancer.