Expanding the Kamloops Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Golf Tournament from a nine-hole event to an 18-hole event turned out to be the right choice as more than $15,500 was raised for the YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter. In previous years, the charity golf tournament had raised about half that amount. Kamloops Royal LePage Shelter Foundation golf tournament exceeds $15K goal was published September 7.
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When the Royal LePage Charity Golf Tournament in Kamloops, British Columbia, expanded this year to a full 18-hole tournament, organizers Amanda Mitchell, Melissa Hole and Kyle Panasuk set their sights on a $15,000 fundraising goal—more than double their results from previous years. Thanks to incredible support from local businesses and a great turnout from the community and Royal LePage professionals, $15,530 was raised, all of which will support their local YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
“We set our sights on a much larger goal this year and were thrilled to surpass it,” Mitchell said. “We wanted to increase the impact we have for the brave women and children in Kamloops who are escaping violence. We also wanted to create a memorable experience for our golfers to encourage them to continue coming back in support of this important cause.”
On-course entertainment was thoroughly embraced by the 100 participating golfers who enjoyed hot pizza, fresh margaritas, a hot dog stand and a Thai massage, all stationed at various holes. Organized in conjunction with the shelter, a 50/50 draw and lottery for local restaurant gift cards rounded out the fundraising.
This story was originally featured on the Royal LePage Leading Edge website and has been adapted for our site with permission.