Big drives at Rotary golf tournament

Sun, great golf, food and prizes, made the Rotary golf tournament on the weekend a huge success.

  • May. 19, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Christopher Quarrell tees off for The Free Press.

Sun, great golf, food and prizes, made the Rotary golf tournament on the weekend a huge success.

The event on Saturday at Fernie Golf and Country Club raised lots of money through ticket sale, a wine raffle, a silent auction and sponsorships. The amount is still being added up.

Half of the money will go towards the Ghostrider Adventure Camp, which allows for kids who might not otherwise get the chance to go camping, to go to a week-long summer camp.

The other half of the money goes to Shelterbox Canada, a Rotary disaster relief program that provides families in disaster areas with a 10-person tent, a stove and other essential gear to help them through the emergency situation.

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