The Kimberley Ladies Golf Club Charity Golf Tournament held on July 30th raises $3,608 for the Spark Youth Centre in Kimberley, the longest operating youth centre in B.C.
Sixty lady golfers in sparkly attire participated in an annual charity tournament, ‘Sparkle for the Spark Youth Centre’, held July 30, 2013 and hosted by the Kimberley Ladies Golf Club.
Funds for the Youth Centre were raised in various ways. Three junior golfers from Kimberley, Zak Singer, Evan Gresly and Russell duToit, teed off for each lady on hole #1 for a toonie with balls sailing farther than many of the ladies could see. Spotters, Terry Thompson and Bob McLean, aided in locating their final resting places. For their efforts, the boys raised $138 in toonies.
Vilima Conrad representing Garden View Village said that the seniors there wished to support the youth and presented a cheque for $300.
The Kimberley Laides Golf Club organized an accessory sale, which brought in $381. Personal charitable donation cheques from the ladies totaled $1,100.00.
Half of all the green fees and cart rentals for the entire day totaling $1,650.00 were generously donated by the Kimberley Golf Club bringing the grand total raised for the Youth Centre to $3,608.00.
All the ladies would like to thank everyone for their support in making the day such a ‘sparkling’ success. They would like to extend a special thank you to all the businesses who supported the tournament by donating prizes. These businesses include: Bavarian Hardware, Bootleg Gap, Chatters Hair & Beauty Salon, RBC Securities (Cindy Yates), East Side Marios, Impact Auto Group, Kootenay Ice, New Image, Mr. Mike Steakhouse, St. Eugenes, Shell Gas (Cranbrook), Spice Hut, Top Crop, Venne For Hair.