Golf tourney promises prizes, fun

Press Release

Organizers of the fourth-annual RBC Charity Golf Classic are anticipating another great event this Saturday (June 26) starting at 9 a.m. out at Kitchen Creek.
It is a best-ball format featuring four-person teams, with prizes for first, second, and third place, plus many other great prizes that will be drawn randomly for all participants.
The prize value for first, second, and third place is more than $2,400.
The first-place finishers each will receive a Sky Caddie, a popular GPS system for golfers, those ending up in second place each will take home an iPod Touch, while third place will be $100 in Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.
The draw prizes, meanwhile, include a two-night spa getaway at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg to diamond earrings and gift cards for gasoline.
And for a lucky golfer who scores a hole-in-one, there is a $10,000 cash prize.
“We’d love to give that prize away,” said Heather Johnson, local RBC bank manager and sponsor of the hole-in-one prize.
“It’s been four years and we haven’t given it away yet, so we’re hoping this is the year!” she enthused.
Johnson added the local business community and individuals from across the district once again have stepped up to support this event.
“They have donated prizes, made financial donations, sponsored holes, and registered teams to support us”, she noted.
But you don’t have to win the tournament in order to win, explained Riverside Foundation for Health Care director Teresa Hazel.
“All proceeds support local health care and everyone wins with better health care,” she reasoned.
Specifically, the funds raised will be donated to the Riverside chemotherapy program to support medical equipment or facility upgrades.
The registration fee is $100 per person or $400 per team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a delicious roast beef buffet dinner, chances at many great prizes, a charitable receipt for a portion of the fee, and a fun afternoon of golf with friends, family, or co-workers.
Any teams of four may register, but only one can have a handicap of six or less.
Individuals also may register and will be put on a team.
Registration forms are available at Kitchen Creek, Heron Landing, and the Falls Golf & Country Club.
You also may register by calling Lisa Plourde at 274-7271 or stopping by the RBC branch on Scott Street.