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Organizers planning for Acadian golf tournament at Glasgow Hills

Organizers of the 13th annual Acadian Golf Tournament of P.E.I. are inviting everyone to register for the Sept. 9 event. Raymond J. Arsenault, left, co-ordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I., and Jeannette Gallant, co-ordinator of the P.E.I. Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, are seen chatting with the event’s main sponsor, Alfred Arsenault, general manager of the Evangeline-Central Credit Union.
Organizers of the 13th annual Acadian Golf Tournament of P.E.I. are inviting everyone to register for the Sept. 9 event. Raymond J. Arsenault, left, co-ordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I., and Jeannette Gallant, co-ordinator of the P.E.I. Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, are seen chatting with the event’s main sponsor, Alfred Arsenault, general manager of the Evangeline-Central Credit Union. - Contributed

Some people consider the number 13 to be unlucky, but the organizers of the 13th annual Acadian Golf Tournament of P.E.I. believe this edition will bring nothing but good luck to its golfers.

They are also fearlessly organizing a special activity at Hole 13 and will be giving out 13 prizes during a particular contest.

This “Lucky 13” edition of the tournament is slated for Sunday, Sept. 9, at the highly ranked Glasgow Hills Resort & Golf Club in New Glasgow. The event is being organized to raise funds to ensure that more than 100 francophone youth from P.E.I. can participate in the 2019 finals of the Jeux de l’Acadie (Acadian Games).

Last year, this tournament raised a record $7,500.

Organizers are hoping for lots of corporate support, too. In fact, organizations and businesses are being invited to sponsor holes for $100 each in exchange for various promotional rewards.

Gilman and Gallant are therefore officially launching the registration campaign, which will extend until Sept. 4.

Golfers are asked to arrive at the club between 11:30 a.m. and noon to sign in. Each team will have access to two golf carts. The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. The event will be played in the best-ball Mulligan format. Stations located along the course will provide snacks, little games and various surprises.

The registration fee for this year’s tournament will again be $90 per person or $360 per foursome. To register, contact Jeannette Gallant at 902-439-2791 or at jeannettegallant@gov.pe.ca. It is also recommended to pay the registration fee in advance, either in cash or by cheque payable to Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Players also have the option of paying upon arrival at the tournament. (Credit and debit cards will not be accepted.)

All those interested in sponsoring a hole are asked to contact Gallant to discuss promotional opportunities for such a sponsorship.

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