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"Run, Jane, Run" golf tournament empowers women under the solar eclipse

GRANGER, Ind. --- Hundreds of women participated in "Run, Jane, Run," a golf tournament hosted by Michiana's YWCA, benefiting victims of domestic violence.

This year, one of the event's highlights was the solar eclipse. Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame head Women's Basketball coach, played in the tournament and said, with this event is important for all women in Michiana.

"We need the women's shelter we need donations so we need to keep this running it's an important part of our community," said McGraw.

She joked that the solar eclipse was trying to keep the women off the fairway, distracting them with it's cosmic presence. But said this eclipse won't distract the women from the event's true cause.

"They know how important it is when a woman is in a really desperate circumstances that our agency is there to help her through that time," said Linda Baechle, the YWCA CEO.

Tickets for the event were $90 a player, $360 for a team of four, all of the proceeds going to shelters in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties.

"We need the women's shelter, we need donations so we need to keep this running," said McGraw. "It's an important part of our community."

It was a mix of players, novice and experts. But once the eclipse casted a shadow over the golf course, everyone took a well deserved break.




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