Published August 29, 2016 20:11
As the sun rose on the Harvest Golf Club on August 17th, many people were resting in their beds, preparing for a big day of golf. The morning passed, and as it did they began arriving to the Harvest to participate in the 26th Annual Capri Charity Golf Classic. One by one the players registered, preparing themselves for a day full of fun, food, fundraising… and, of course, golf!
Indeed, these were not the only people to make their way to the Harvest that day. There were Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs staff, volunteers from Capri Insurance and a variety of local businesses, Harvest Golf Club staff, and the ever-charming Erika Jarvis of Capri Insurance, who works hand in hand with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs team to ensure that this annual event is the success it always is.
The participants were checked in; many raffle tickets were sold;
Hungry bellies were filled, and the golfers were feeling bold…
When BANG! - a shotgun start kicked off the golf. The day blossomed into a beautiful, hot summer day, leaving golfers thankful for the tasty treats and refreshing drinks provided by benevolent businesses at many of the holes.
As the golf wrapped up, golfers, staff, and volunteers alike made their way inside, where DJ Haymaker was ready to host the rest of the evening. And what an evening it was - with a delicious dinner prepared by the talented chefs at the Harvest, suspenseful 52 Card Pick-up elimination for a Westjet Voucher for two, player prizes, a spirited live auction, raffle basket give-aways, and a hilarious game.
Of course, the fun had to come to an end eventually, and as the sun set on the Harvest Golf Club, people began to make their way home… But, while this year’s tournament may be over, the impact of the day will last in the everyday programs and services of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.
Thanks to the generous supporters, donors, and participants of this year’s tournament, nearly $50,000 was raised to help children, youth, and families throughout the Okanagan! That money will help kids start their day with a nutritious meal. It will provide a homeless youth with a bed to sleep in. It will support the childcare services that so many families rely on. It will do all this and give our children and youth a safe place to belong!
The 26th Annual Capri Charity Golf Classic was a great success, and we could not have done it alone. So, THANK YOU to all of our supporters, volunteers, and participants. YOU are helping us make the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs a good place to be.