Alhambra Garcia Caravan #230 holds 13th annual Texas Scramble golf tournament



By Jolene Perron

Thanks to 122 golfers, 10 volunteers, a BBQ steak dinner and 18 holes of golf, more than $9,000 was raised for those with intellectual and physical disabilities last week.

The Order of Alhambra Garcia Caravan #230 held their 13th annual Texas Scramble golf tournament at the Orchard View Golf Course in Ruthven July 19. The day was kicked off with coffee and donuts, donated by Tim Hortons. Each player was also treated to a hot dog and pop at the turn at the 10th hole, and then a steak dinner at the Knights of Columbus in McGregor.

Golfers from around the area, including Amherstburg, took part in the Alhambra golf tournament last Wednesday in Ruthven.

Golfers from around the area, including Amherstburg, took part in the Alhambra golf tournament last Wednesday in Ruthven.

“All of the golfers really enjoyed themselves and they said they would be back again next year, and they said it’s probably one of the best tournaments they have been in,” said Richard Prieur, past grand commander, and current consult to the grand commander.
Prieur explained this event is one of the ways they raise their money to be able to put on picnics, boat days and Christmas parties for the mentally and physically handicapped. It also allowed them to purchase wheelchairs and assist them with anything else they may do to help out.

“Thanks to the many golfers who support us every year and the many families and businesses who donate as hole sponsors we were able to raise just over $9,000,” said Louis Trudell. “This fun filled scramble event had one team of Joseph Barichello, Dale Kryway, Ryan Dickie, and Kevin Masaro score an remarkable -10.”

Additional prizes were given out for the five closest to the pin winners on the par 3 holes:

Hole #3   Rick Kobielski

Hole #7    Craig Bryan

Hole #12  Hank Lamoureux

Hole #14  Tom Ray

Hole #18  Gerry Radford
Trudell said the always fun and challenging putting contest was won by Leon Robichaud. He said overall, the greatest winners will be the mentally and physically handicapped in the community, who will benefit from the “wonderful generosity of those supporting Alhambra and our annual golf event.” Prieur echoed his words.

“It just gives you a good feeling, a super feeling, that we can do something to help them because they’re like this 365 days a year,” Prieur said. “We try to help them with the picnics and the boat day and that, to put a smile on their face.”

For more about Alhambra Garcia Caravan 230, visit their Facebook page or contact either Therese Barichello, Grand Commander of Alhambra Garcia Caravan 230, at 519-919-6462 or Prieur at 519-726-6992.


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