Contributed/South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
July 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM
PENTICTON - Last year, the tourney raised more than $44,000 and organizers are trying hard to match that amount this year. Spokesperson Peggy Guest said the Tees Up participants are always aware of the event’s charity goal.
“They have a great time with all the people who are golfing, but they also know why they’re there,” said Guest. “We always found a way of bringing up the cancer aspect of Tees Up For Cancer in any of the fundraising.”
It was an easy decision for the club members to switch the event’s current focus to helping the SOS Medical Foundation with its PRH Tower campaign.
“I think that might have spurred a lot more enthusiasm,” added co-organizer Norma Clarke. “Anything to do with the hospital, people were jumping on the bandwagon.”
Much of the proceeds stem from a silent auction on the Friday night. Dozens of auction items have already been donated by area businesses. Raffle prizes are also available – with a top prize of $500 cash, a travel bag and matching purse, and a third prize of a $150 gift card from the Penticton Golf & Country Club.
Back again this year is LPGA professional A.J. Eathorne of Penticton, who will drive off the 14th tee for teams who donate $20. Late registrations are still being accepted. The cost for the two-day event is $115 for Penticton Golf Club members and $160 for non-members. This includes two rounds of golf, a light supper on the Friday night and a full dinner and prizes on the Saturday night. The maximum is 30 teams.
To register or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Penticton Golf Club office. Late entries are welcome until July 31.
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