Well our 2008 Chance For Kids Charity Golf tournament is now complete. The weather this year was definitely not as good as last year. In fact – toques were being worn by some for the last few holes. But regardless, all 97 golfers finished the round, and all came in with smiles on their faces.
Congratulations to the Ben McLean team. His 4some won the SHAMBLE format event — which is just great as Ben is also one our Chance for Kids athletes. He is obviously a golfer as well as a skiier !
The group came in and the skill prizes were pretty much awarded right away. Annie Sanderson cleaned up on the ladies side winning the Ladies KP as well as the Ladies Drive closest to the line. Nice new golf bag for the drive Annie !
The mens prizes were distributed amongst more golfers, but a new golf bag went out to one of the lucky men as well. the draw prizes ran throughout the entire evening and everyone walked away with something.
The Heads or tails event was won by a very lucky young Alex Mckay — who is now the proud owner of 2 VIP passes to the Pemberton festival which will be held this July.
The final tally is not yet complete, but I do believe that we will have grossed more then $30,000 in fund raising this year. A feat to be very proud of. And I’m sure once our tournament committee gets caught up on some sleep and our lives get back to normal – we’ll be proud and smiling with this result.
This of course would never be achieved with out the unbelievable support of our 2 key corporate sponsors – the Pemberton Valley Supermarket and the Scotia Bank here in Pemberton. So many thanks to the teams within these 2 phenomenal organizations.
And also – a huge support to all of our Hole Sponsors, who show their commitment by providing financial support by way of sponsoring a hole. Each year we have had an amazing degree of support through this opportunity – and this year was no exception.
And finally, a huge chunk of our proceeds is raised through our silent auction. Again this year, we made over $11,000 from our auction table. So a huge thanks to all of the local businesses and individuals who contributed prizes and auction items to our event. We absolutely could not do this without you.
So in summary, a huge thanks to — all of those who came out, faced the cold, and golfed in our 2008 Charity event, to our corporate event sponsors (Scotia Bank, & Pemberton Valley Supermarket), to our Hole Sponsors, and to our donors.
We put in the hours of work to make this event come together — but the event could NOT exist with out all of your support.
Many Many Thanks from A CHANCE FOR KIDS Directors and Tournament Committee
Building on the last BLOG post — do you think that it is convenience and/or coincidence that while the recent press has had an article about airport expansion and 70 seater jets landing in Pemberton that we are also facing a closing of the doors of the Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club.
And oh by the way, runway expansion likely means required land use that would come from the Golf Course.
And so the question — convenience or coincidence !
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