Autumn Leaves raises $43K for two causes

By Geoff Lee

October 25, 2017 2:13 PM

The Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre received a cheque for $21,500 from the committee members and sponsor reps of the annual Autumn Leaves Charity Open held on Aug. 25. The fundraiser netted a total of $43,000 divided equally between the sexual assault centre and Interval Home. GEOFF LEE LLS PHOTO

It was par for the course once again for the 2017 Autumn Leaves Charity Open that raised a whopping $43,000 to support two local charities during a round of golf.
The total raised at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Club event on Aug. 25 is evenly split as usual with $21,500 each to the Lloydminster Sexual Assault Centre and Lloydminster Interval Home.
The tournament has contributed more than $750,000 to both causes over the past 25 years.
Representatives from both charities along with sponsors and organizing committee members were on hand for the cheque presentations at the curing club on Oct. 20.
“With 2017 having been yet another challenging year, the amount of support was truly amazing, and with that we’d like to personally thank our sponsors, golfers, committee members and volunteers,” said Krista Arseneault, president of the Autumn Leaves committee in a statement.
She noted that three of the sponsors, Vertex Resource Group Ltd, Canadian Power Holdings and Newcart Contracting 1993 Ltd. each contributed $5,000 to the total as diamond sponsors.
Arseneault heads a committee of Joely Desaulniers, Nicole Dow, Brianne Ross, Neil Higdon, Kaylan Lundquist, Cassie Kramer, Connie Riess and Patrick Hart.

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