Community Kids Golf Tournament Goes Sunday
Prince George, B.C. – The 11th annual Community Kids Golf Tournament which benefits B.C. Children’s Hospital is being held Sunday at Alder Hills Golf Course on Giscome Road.
Organizer Rick Mintz says the tournament is held “to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation” which runs the hospital providing specialized services for children from around the province. Mintz says “some people think it’s not a local charity” but each year hundreds of children from Prince George and the surrounding region travel to Children’s Hospital. “Particularly last year there was more than 600 kids from Prince George alone, not counting Vanderhoof, not counting McBride, and they did 1700 visits. So it’s quite incredible actually. It’s certainly local.”
A maximum 36, four-member teams can enter the golf tournament with a $75 entry fee per golfer, which includes dinner and prizes. Mintz says the team with the low score on the 18-hole course gets bragging rights and “small trophies and everbody gets a prize. And we draw in reverse order so the team that comes last draws first.”
There are 7 hole-in-one chances with 4 cars, $10,000 cash, a quad and a trip to anywhere in continental North America available for acing those holes. There is also a putting contest and, says Mintz, “we have a silent auction on a couple of (pro sports) jerseys. We have a Trevor Linden signed jersey from the Canucks, a Bo Horvat signed jersey from the Canucks and we have a Travis Lulay signed jersey from the BC Lions.”
Mintz says he was drawing up the tee times on Thursday but added “we will still take registrations right up to the event, it’s just that they will have to go last. But we don’t cut anybody off.”
The first tee time for the Community Kids Golf Tournament is at 10 am Sunday and the barbeque starts at 2:30pm.