Participants being sought for urgent care golf tournament fundraiser

There’s still time to register for the event being held in support of a vital community cause.

  • Jul. 27, 2015 6:00 a.m.

David Thompson Health Trust support Pam Snowdon and Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee chair Susan Samson promoted the upcoming Golf for Urgent Care fundraising tournament at Meadowlands Golf Club on Friday. The tournament takes place Aug. 14.

With just over two weeks until the first annual Golf for Urgent Care tournament, there’s still time to register for the event being held in support of a vital community cause.

Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee members spent the afternoon on Friday at Meadowlands Golf Club — where the tournament will take place Aug. 14 — to not only promote the event, but also to raise awareness of the community’s ongoing pursuit of an urgent care facility.

With around 70 golfers signed up for the event, registration is currently floating around half capacity, meaning there’s still plenty of time and space for community members to get involved.

“Urgent care has been identified as a priority for the community, and the tournament is designed to raise awareness for our cause,” said Urgent Care Committee chair Susan Samson. “We’re committed to the task at hand.”

As well as raising awareness, that task involves raising funds toward the eventual purchase of medical equipment for the sought-after facility, she added. To that end, the Urgent Care Committee has set a $20,000 fundraising goal to add to the $66,000 already raised in support of the cause.

And with the funds steadily accumulating, Samson hopes the province will take note of the community’s rallying efforts, and confirm that funding for such a facility will arrive sooner rather than later.

Registration for the Aug. 14 tournament can be carried out online at donate.dthealthtrust.com/sylvangolf. Sign-in for the tournament begins at 11 a.m., with tee-off scheduled for noon. A prime rib dinner will follow at 6 p.m.

A $150 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, dinner and refreshments, with all proceeds going toward the urgent care initiative — further details of which are outlined at sylvanlake.ca/urgentcare.

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