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Record $121,000 raised at Okanagan Golf 4 Kids tournaments

The three tournaments support BGC Okanagan with their programs and services
Left to right; Cory Lemiski, BGC Okanagan CEO Jeremy Welder, Bobby Gleason and Mark Bermel take a moment for a team photo before teeing off at the CapriCMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids event held at The Harvest in Kelowna in 2022. Events were also held at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Skaha Meadows in Penticton this month, raising a grand total of $121,000 to support BGC Okanagan programs and services for children, youth and families. (Submitted photo)

With three golf tournaments across the Okanagan, a record $121,000 was raised for kids and youth programs.

The Capri CMW Insurance Golf 4 Kids Tournament goes to support the BGC Okanagan (formerly the Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan), and their programs and services for children, youth and families.

Over the three tournaments, held at the Harvest in Kelowna, Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon and at Skaha Meadows in Penticton, a total of $121,000 was raised.

“What an amazing outpouring of support over three days of events where participants and sponsors were inspired knowing that their money would bring real change to the lives of young people in the Okanagan. Thank you to all the amazing community supporters for choosing to give at our charity golf tournaments,” said Richelle Leckey, community engagement coordinator at BGC Okanagan.

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Combined, the total is the largest fundraising effort for Golf 4 Kids since the inaugural event in 1990.

All proceeds go to BGC Okanagan programs and services that provides children, youth and families the tools to realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, mental health, leadership and more.

BGC Okanagan does this through their daycare, preschool, afterschool, recreation, youth and support programs that help young people become their best selves.

“With these funds our Clubs located across the Okanagan will continue to be a safe place for young people where they can experience new opportunities, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life,” said Leckey.

With the support of the sponsors, donors, and golf participants the three events were a success following a two-year hiatus from the original Golf 4 Kids tournament format due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Brennan Phillips

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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