PARKER, Colo. – With smoke from the Colorado wildfires wafting over the golf course where the Solheim Cup will be played, tournament organizers have decided to donate 15 percent of the proceeds from this month's ticket sales to firefighters and their families.
The donations will come from all tickets sold in June on the Solheim Cup website — www.solheimcup.com — and will go to the Colorado Professional Firefighters Association.
Located about 20 miles south of the Colorado Golf Club, the Black Forest fire covers nearly 22 square miles and has destroyed nearly 500 houses. It was 65 percent contained as of Monday.
The Solheim Cup is set for Aug. 16-18. At a news conference Monday, U.S. captain Meg Mallon called the fundraiser "our opportunity to say to you, 'We just want to help.'"