2010 ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
The weather was picture-perfect, enthusiasm was high and 162 golfers raised over $30,000 to help us buy new hospital equipment at the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual charity golf tournament on July 10th.
The “Hewitson Memorial” Trophy for the low net team score in the “Texas Scramble” was awarded to John van Schetsen, Patrick Larouche, Trevor Kaye and Brook Speed. The trophy honours both Tash and Glenn Hewitson, in whose memory the tournament has been held since 1992.
For the first time this year, RBC Dominion Securities sponsored a special putting contest with the potential for the winner to win $5000 + another $5000 for the Foundation. Despite all the good wishes from the many spectators who were there to cheer on the finalist, he was unable to sink the very difficult putt, but received a great consolation prize. We’re sure that next year, someone will take home the grand prize.
Staff at the Salt Spring Golf & Country Club went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us organize the tournament and providing prizes. The club’s Junior Golfers helped wherever they were needed throughout the day and were on hand at Holes 3 and 5 to hit long drives from golfers who wanted to “rent” their shots.
With 2 great prizes available for a Hole in 1, (a new Subaru from Saunders Subaru and a lawn tractor from Sears Canada), excitement was high that someone would sink a great shot – but unfortunately we’ll have to wait for next year.
After the final shotgun teams had finished their round, the Falconshead Grill at the Club provided a great buffet and we gave away more than 70 prizes, thanks to the generosity of our local business and hospital suppliers. Silent and live auctions topped off the evening with auctioneer, Dan Bouchard, providing great entertainment.
Thanks to all our participants – and mark your calendars now for next year’s event on Saturday, July 9th.
OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO ALL SPONSORS & PRIZE DONORS!
PLEASE JOIN US IN THANKING ALL OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS.
Gold Sponsors: Salt Spring Garbage & RBC Dominion Securities
Silver Sponsor: Dan Phelan
Bronze Sponsor: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #92
Hole in 1 Sponsors: Saunders Subaru & Sears Canada
Putting Contest Sponsor: RBC Dominion Securities