Tournament hoping to drive change for SOWINS

Building on a very successful 2014 event, the Twin Lakes Ladies Club is busy planning the 2015 IronWoman Golf Tournament.

Building on a very successful 2014 event, the Twin Lakes Ladies Club is busy planning the 2015 IronWoman Golf Tournament.

The July 24 charity tournament benefitting the South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS), is open to all skill levels with an official Golf Canada handicap. It is the ultimate test of team skills in an 18-hole, 4 Woman Scramble from the tips.

In its second year as a charity tournament the organizers are pleased to announce that Skaha Hills has joined as a major tournament sponsor. Overlooking Skaha Lake the resort-style residential development has one of the best locations in the valley. Ten other businesses have committed to hole sponsorships. Half of all sponsorship dollars received go directly to SOWINS. With support from many local businesses offering raffle and door prizes the tournament organizers expect to substantially increase their contribution to SOWINS in 2015.

“We are honoured to partner with SOWINS for this tournament” said Gayle Bukowsky, chair of the 2015 Tournament Committee. “Each year SOWINS helps hundreds of women and children overcome the effects of abuse through a wide range of programs and services.”

The sale of IronWoman golf shirts and vests has been added as part of the fundraiser this year.

“The course is in amazing shape and presents a number of interesting challenges when teeing off from the black tees and putting to some pretty tricky hole placements.” said Bukowsky. “It’s a competitive tournament but great fun for everyone. We have 15 ladies organizing the event and many more volunteers — making sure participants have a great experience.”

The tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 24 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is limited to 26 teams, and it is anticipated that the tournament will be sold out this year. For further information on sponsorship or joining the tournament contact Bukowsky at 250-497-7177 or ironwomangolftournament@gmail.com.