Rotary Club teeing up for fourth annual charity golf tournament
With the city of Airdrie hosting the 2014 Alberta Summer Games next July, the Rotary Club of Airdrie has decided to partner with the Games for the fourth annual Charity Golf Tournament happening on Sept. 14.
The fundraising event will be held at the Woodside Golf Course and will split the money raised between the club and with the 2014 Alberta Summer Games.
Derek Lalonde from the Rotary Club said the remaining 50 per cent of funds will go directly back to the community as the club donates it to different organizations such as Community Links and the Airdrie Public Library over the course of the year.
He said more than 100 golfers have already signed up for the event and warned those interested in attending it will probably sell out.
For $150 per golfer, participants can enjoy a round of golf, a cart and dinner.
Hole sponsorships can be purchased for $1,000 and will be profiled at the tournament and dinner.
Lalonde said the Rotary Club of Airdrie has brought back some Calgary Stampeders for the third year in a row. So far the club has confirmed participation from punter Rob Maver, kicker Rene Paredes and slotback Chris Bauman. Lalonde said they are trying to get a fourth player to participate as well.
“We are auctioning and raffling them off so place a bid or buy a raffle ticket and they can play on your team,” Lalonde said.
There are also some impressive prizes available for pros who can get a hole-in-one and those that can successfully sink a 60-foot putt.
“We’re going to have three cars to win,” Lalonde said, adding the prize for the hole-in-one also includes $10,000.
There will also be some impressive items up for auction including two tickets anywhere WestJet flies, and a bobsled ride courtesy of Olympian Lyndon Rush and Airdrie Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
“Sign up a team, get dressed up, have some fun and come out and enjoy the day,” Lalonde said.
He adds all the money raised will go to the community.
For more information contact Lalonde at