Tee up and help tots out!

The Elkford Early Childhood Development Committee is busy planning their third annual Tee Off For Tots charity golf tournament.

The Elkford Early Childhood Development Committee is busy planning their third annual Tee Off For Tots charity golf tournament, taking place on June 7 this year.

All of the proceeds from this best-ball tournament go directly back into the community of Elkford in the form of programs and events for families with children aged 0 to 6. The ECD committee provides quality programming for families along with supporting families in accessing information and services that support healthy child development. Last year’s tournament raised over $7,500 for programs and events such as Mom and Me, Parent/Tot Funtimes, Kidnasium, the Preschool Pizza and Dance Party, Books for Babies and others.

The parenting groups and programs offered by the ECD committee are a great way for parents and caregivers to build relationships and provide support to one another. There are many young families in Elkford, and more moving here looking for a way to branch out into the community. These groups provide a safe and friendly environment for families to get to know each other.

This year the ECD Committee has been overwhelmed with the support from local businesses helping to make the tournament a success. They have major sponsors, Teck, The Free Press, Finning, Mountain Meadows Golf Club, the District of Elkford, and the East Kootenay Community Credit Union and have also been offered hole sponsorship by Kal Tire and SMS.

Not only will the tournament have two $10,000 hole-in-one competitions, it will also have a closet-to-hole contest and longest drive competition. After the nine holes, the golfers are invited to a steak dinner and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses.

If you or your business would like to be involved by entering a team of four, donating an auction item, donating a cash sum, or sponsoring a hole for this event please contact Jennifer from the ECD Committee at 250-865-7156 or elkfordecd@gmail.com.