WALKERTON – Golf Fore Hospice is a go for June 22!
This is the third year for the event, says chair Nancy Baillie, and it’s the second year under COVID-19 protocols.
It grew out of a winning concept, the Longest Day of Golf, developed by Joe Rys.
Because of social gathering rules, the format will be pared down from what organizers would like it to be, but it still promises to be a great success in every sense of the word – a fun event for a great cause.
The event raised over $88,000 for Hospice last year, thanks to the generosity of our communities, said Baillie.
Tee-times were booked solid by April 20; the 56 teams will tee off every 15 minutes, following strict COVID-19 protocols.
Even if you weren’t successful in booking a tee-time, you can still contribute to the success of the event.
“We urge everyone to support golfers when they call with their pledge sheets,” said Baillie.
People can also donate by calling 519-881-2967 (Baillie). Charitable receipts will be issued for these donations.
All funds raised will go towards the South Build.
There will also be a Facebook auction on the Golf Fore Hospice page, to run from June 22 – 27, Baillie said. People are asked to purchase and donate an auction item, valued at $25 or more, from local business. These items can be left at the Walkerton Golf and Curling Club.
The aim of the event is to raise funds for the construction of a hospice on land provided by Brockton near the location of the soccer fields in the industrial park area. Every donation brings the goal of hospice care, in a person’s own community, that much closer.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times