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.
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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