As is always the case for our annual golf tournament, the sun shone brightly on Morgan Creek Golf Course for the 23rd year of this fantastic event. Our good friends at Morgan Creek had the golf course in arguably the best shape ever and as per usual, the staff treated all of our golfers as honoured guests. We can never express our gratitude to the Barker family and Morgan Creek sufficiently for their amazing hospitality and generous support.
A sold out field of 144 golfers were treated to some new oncourse activations by Axewood, Mahony and Sons, long drive specialist Houston Hair, Westminster Savings and Roots of Fight. Thanks to our Team KidSport athlete ambassadors Megan Agosta, Evan Dunfee and Andrea Burk for helping to make the activations special for our golfers.
Jason Pires did a masterful job of hosting our dinner and auction and despite a late start, managed to keep us on track and have everyone out the door before 9 p.m. as per our tradition! Greg Rollo from Ritchie Bros was able to work his magic and generate some great bidding for our live auction items and our friends at Triple O’s generously donated a second On-the-Go truck item so that two successful bidders will be able to enjoy some great food.
All in all, $50,000 was raised by day’s end; a new record for the golf tournament and ensuring that 120 kids get the chance to play a season of sport!
Congratulations to our championship foursome from Roots of Fight and to all of our long drive, KP and prize winners. Thank you to all of our prize donors, our golfers and most of all to our sponsors Morgan Creek, Westminster Savings, Raymond James, CIBC Wood Gundy, Roots of Fight, Surrey Firefighters, Mahony and Sons, Business in Vancouver and Teck Corporation.