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Chip shots for charity

Two summers ago the Foundation was putting the finishing touches on the most monumental fundraising efforts in this community’s history.

Two summers ago the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation was putting the finishing touches on the most monumental fundraising efforts in this community’s history.

Out of the tiny office in the lobby of the local hospital, the Foundation managed to cobble together more than $1 million in donations in two years. From bake sales to classic car raffles, it was an effort that brought the community together. That money has since been used to purchase a long awaited CT scanner.

It was a historic high point for the Foundation, but by no means the end of the good work the volunteer board of directors carries out on an annual basis. Without the annual equipment purchases made by Foundation efforts, Kootenay Lake Hospital would not be nearly the facility it is today.

This Sunday, the Foundation is again asking the community to give. But in the spirit of summer, this event returns the favour in fun.

The 11th annual Legacy Golf Event tees it up at Granite Pointe with a goal of raising more than $10,000 for the Foundation’s ongoing projects.

The best part of this golf tournament is that you don’t even really need to know how to play. It’s a scramble format which means an individual sport becomes a team game. Groups of four will share shots in a day that’s more about laughs than scores.

And regardless of your level of play, there’s plenty of prizes up for grabs. Throw in a nice meal in an unbelievable setting and the $100 entry fee hardly seems like a charitable donation.

There are still several spots open in the event and those wanting to get into the swing of giving can call 250-352-5913 to register. You can sign up as individual or in a team.

The forecast for Sunday calls for another beautiful summer day. What a perfect time to come together as a community and celebrate an organzation that truly helps form the foundation of where we live.

 

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