John Kinnear photo.
Sept 13, 2023
The Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation held their 25th annual fundraiser tournament at the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club
Last Thursday (September 7) was a day of picture perfect weather for the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation to hold their 25th annual fundraiser tournament at the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club. The Health Foundation’s goal is to make a positive impact on lives of patients and families by helping to ensure quality care in our community.
Some of the items acquired through the many years of their fund raising efforts include, a cystoscope, emergency room medication fridge, wheel chairs of all types and a wheel chair swing. They have also outfitted a comfort room, added window murals, acute care patient TV’s and many other needed items. Their fund raising to secure improvements has been ongoing for 25 years now and they have raised over $500,000 for health care support. Their target this year was $30,000 and it appears they will make that goal once again.
The tournament is what is called an 18-hole scramble with players teeing off at different holes. The players take their next shot from the best shot position, including putting. It was rather amazing to watch 70 or so golf carts roll out at 9 AM heading in all directions to work around the course starting from their assigned hole.
When all was said and done later that afternoon a grand prime rib dinner was served up and the always entertaining Pat Rypien took over the microphone to run the awards and acknowledgement show. Prizes were given for longest putt(men and women) , closest to the pin, longest drive and of course there were offers of $10,000 towards a new car by Castle Ford and Davis Dodge for a hole in one on hole’s 8,10 and 14. There were also dozens of raffles and door prizes handed out and the Teck team was the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw and walked away with a whopping $990. The winning team (lowest tournament score) consisted of players Keith Foster, Hayden Shackel, Greg Shackel and Clayton Szakacs.
For board members Maxine Braun, Joanne Liddell, Heather Kennedy, Mitzi Conver, Ingrid Dodd, Isabelle Russell, Mary Fillipuzzi, Shirley Livingston, Mary Lou Riviere, Gail Morris and Joan Koinberg(Foundation executive assistant) it was a busy but exciting event that they rolled out in fine fashion.