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Annual golf tournament to benefit West Prince rinks

At Mill River on July 28


Published on July 11, 2017

Robbie Thibodeau, left, board member of Credit Union Arena in Tignish; Robert Henderson, minister of sport for P.E.I.; Mark Roberts, PGA professional at Mill River Golf Course; and Darren Oliver, board member of Jacques Cartier Arena in Alberton are ready to hit the links for the sixth annual three arenas fundraising golf tournament at the Mill River Golf Course on Friday, July 28.

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O’LEARY – A fundraising golf tournament aimed at supporting three West Prince arenas is set for later this month.

The annual three arenas event, which supports the Tignish, Alberton and O’Leary rinks, takes place at the Mill River Golf Course on Friday, July 28.
Already, 26 teams are registered, and the aim is to raise money for ongoing expenses at the three facilities. Registration is still open for the fun day of golf, which includes games, food, prizes and a dinner.
Tee-off time for the best-ball format is 1 p.m.
The net proceeds from the tournament, each year, are divided equally between the three arenas – O’Leary Community Sports Centre, Alberton’s Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena Inc., and Tignish Credit Union Arena.
The West Region Sports and Recreation Council is taking the lead in organizing the event, along with local politicians.
Over its six years, this tournament has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help with ongoing expenses and upgrades at the three rinks, all of which are the heart of their communities.

Goal
The hope this year, after expenses, is to raise $30,000 if the goal of having 36 teams registered is achieved.
The cost of entering a corporate team is $775 plus HST, which provides a participating business with a team of four golfers of its choice, signage identification and a steak dinner.
Sponsoring a hole, at a cost of $250, plus HST, is another way to support the event. Cheques can be made out to Jacques Cartier Arena, who will issue a tax-deductible receipt for the net amount. Payment will be collected by arena representatives in advance of the tournament, or can be mailed prior to the tournament to Alison Griffin, P.O. Box 8, O’Leary, P.E.I., C0B-1V0.
As well, interested businesses or individuals can donate prizes to be given out at the dinner to participating golfers by contacting any member of the organizing committee.
All community-minded businesses taking part in the event will be publicly recognized for their support.
For more information, contact Alison at (902) 859-8856, or email griffin.wsrc@gmail.com.