Century of community commitment celebrated on the course

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August 12, 2014 8:04 AM

The Lloydminster and District Co-op held their centential charity golf tournament on July 31, raising over $16,000 for local charities. - File Photo

The Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre was busy July 31, with the Co-op Centennial Charity Golf Classic.

“The event raised 100 registered golfers,” said Kristine Alexander, marketing and communications manager.

When it comes to finding out who won the tournament, it turns out that there were several winners and no losers.

“We actually had a unique option,” said Alexander, “and a unique aspect of the tournament, which the winning golf team had the honour of donating $5,000 to their charity of choice.”

What that means for the Co-op is, “There were two ways we were giving back (to the community),” said Alexander. “Number one was through our selected charities we had awarded funds to, and secondly through this winning team being able to donate $5,000 to their charity of choice.”

Four charities benefitted from the day on the course by the Co-op. “The first was the Lloydminster Regional Archives,” said Alexander, “The second was the Barr Colony Heritage Society, third was Mid-West Family Connections, and fourth was for an ag. initiative that we are doing in partnership with a local producer and local school children.” Details are forthcoming on the ag.initiative.

“Interestingly enough, we actually had a three-way tie,” for the winners, said Alexander. The golf pro, Kyle Duffin, ended up hosting a chipping contest to determine the actual final winner.

The three teams were: R & D Plumbing & Heating; Todd Kirkpatrick’s team; and finally Katro Holdings. R & D Plumbing & Heating ended up winning the chipping contest – team members Ryan MacDuff, Graham Hawes, Jim Gray, and Corey Dallyn won the tournament.

Seeing as how this was a fundraising tournament, let’s see where the money went.

“Over $16,000 was awarded through the tournament,” Alexander said. “so, $10,000 between the four charities that the Co-op chose, and of course $5,000 from R & D Plumbing & Heating to their charity of choice – the Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation, and then over $1,300 was raised through the sale of mulligans, and strings.”

That $1,300 was awarded to the most honest team, which consisted of the team of ladies from the Lloydminster Source. Those funds were donated to the Lloydminster and Area Brain Injury Society (LABIS).

The community support was very good, as always, from the golfers and the different partnerships we were able to create with vendors we do business with.

“This was done to celebrate the centennial year of the Lloydminster and District Co-op. This was actually the very first time that we’ve done it, and it was done for that exact reason, to celebrate the centennial of the Lloydminster Co-op and to, of course, re-emphasize our investment back into the community.”

The Co-op wishes to thank everyone for their support and thanking them for celebrating alongside us. Alexander summed up the tournament by saying, “We had a great day.”

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