Tuesday September 02, 2014




Annual golf classic benefits everyone

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The 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising enough money to buy $102,326 worth of medical equipment for six facilities in the region. The equipment will go into facilities in Canora, Kamsack, Esterhazy, Melville, Langenburg and Yorkton.

“We have to thank our presenting sponsors who did a great job organizing the tournament this year,” continued Mr. Fisher. “The Presenting Sponsors each donate $3,000 and also help organize the Charity Golf Classic.” The presenting sponsors are: Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, SaskTel, Louis Dreyfus Commodities and the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan.

“We like how this tournament is run, with the proceeds going to medical facilities throughout the health region, where many of our clients, customers and employees live” said Darryl Flunder, Procurement Manager for Louis Dreyfus. “Healthcare is a good cause, eventually everyone will use the healthcare system, and when we need it we want good facilities and equipment.”

The top three fundraisers this year were:

1. Ken Chyz raised $6,000 and won a $3,000 travel voucher;

2. Bernie Trischuk raised $3,130 and won a $1,000 travel voucher; and,

3. Cathie Novak raised $2,560 and won a $200 Canadian Tire Gift Card.

The top fundraising team was Kris Sapara, Kim Sapara, Ron Pritchard and Barry Boehm, who raised a total of $10,990.

The Health Foundation extends a very sincere thank you to each and every golfer for their tremendous effort to raise funds to improve healthcare in our communities.

The members of the 2014 Charity Golf Classic Organizing Committee are: Chair, Jerry Jemieff; Sheila Johnson of SaskTel; Don Bruner representing Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, Corvyn Neufeld for the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan, Darryl Flunder of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, and Ross Fisher.


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