The 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic for Health will be held on Thurs., June 12 at Deer Park Golf Course, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.
“We have two goals for this tournament. The first is to put on a premiere golf event, and the second is to raise funds to help our medical professionals provide the best possible healthcare to our families, friends and neighbours here in east central Saskatchewan” stated Jerry Jemieff, chair of the 2014 Charity Golf Classic organizing committee.
“In the 14 years of the Charity Golf Classic, $1,000,035 has been raised and used to purchase medical equipment. Last year the golfers did an amazing job raising over $109,000; that’s an average of about $700 raised by each golfer,” said Mr. Jemieff.
This year there is one big change in the tournament; it will be held at Deer Park Golf Course. This will be the first year we’ve held the Charity Golf Classic at Deer Park, but Deer Park is a great golf course and we are sure the golfers will have a fantastic day of golf.
As this is a fundraising tournament, the main prizes for the tournament are based on the fundraising the golfers do. As usual, the prize for the person who raises the most money is a trip for two. This year, rather than pre-arranging a trip we are going to give the winner a travel voucher for $3,000 and they can determine their own trip.
Sponsorship covers the entire cost of the tournament and the prizes, which mean 100% of the money golfers’ raise goes toward medical equipment or items for patient care and comfort. We are very fortunate to have strong support from the business community who provide the sponsorship for this tournament; each year we have over 50 businesses that provide sponsorship for this golf tournament.
“The Charity Golf Classic organizing committee is made up primarily of volunteers from the Presenting Sponsors,” said Jerry Jemieff, “and I would like to recognize and thank our presenting sponsors: Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, SaskTel, Louis Dreyfus Commodities and the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan.”
“There are always some spaces available for a few new teams of golfers each year.
However, the tournament fills up quickly, so golfers who are interested in entering a team should contact The Health Foundation to get their team registered.
We are usually full, with 144 golfers from all over this region who collect pledges and raise money for healthcare in our local communities. We ask everyone to once again support the golfers who will be seeking pledges. 100% of the money pledged to golfers will be invested in needed equipment.”