The Children’s Charity Golf Classic is only six years old next month, but it’s already become a staple of the community.
The tournament has raised 89,000 dollars for Stollery Children’s hospital since it started, and this year organizer Mark Reid is hoping to get over the 100 grand mark. With 19,000 raised last year, it’s an attainable milestone.
“Anything above 11,ooo with the economy being how it is would be a bonus for sure.”
Reid’s daughter has a rare condition known as Costello Syndrome and is a frequent visitor of Stollery, which was what inspired Reid to start the tournament up. Last year his and other organizers’ efforts were recognized with a national philanthropy award. The tourney is able to raise such a large amount of money even without any corporate sponsorship.
“Hopefully in the future we can get some kind of donation to the green fees and the meals at the club house. It’s a huge bill every year that has to come out of the funds we raise. That’s just the cost of doing business I guess, but if we can get some kind of sponsorship in the future that would increase the amount we donate by quite a bit.”
The tournament is scheduled for June 25th. For more information, contact Mark Reid at 780-812-0136.