Annual golf tournament raises $7,850 for Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission

By Joel Charron

A soggy course didn’t stop golfers from hitting the links Saturday afternoon for the Fifth Annual Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission Golf Tournament at Fox Glen Golf Club.

Despite a drop in numbers from last year the tournament raised approximately $7,400 for the general operation of the mission as well as can drive raking in $450 for the specific purchase of cans.

The can drive brought in 650 cans with Campbell, the official sponsor of the golf tournament donating 28 cases themselves.

Adam Kane practices on the putting green shortly before teeing off.

“I’m very happy with the number we have,” said tournament organizer Winston McAllister. “We just try to give people value for their money and make sure they have fun.”

McAllister said the Mission Slogan “people helping people” best explains the number of volunteers that work at the Mission on a daily basis to shape it into what it is today.

“Amherstburg does well and it’s good to see people really wanting to help other people,” said McAllister.

The golf tournament had 104 golfers, which is down from the 140 from last year, however McAllister added that this time of year is a busy time for people.

“People have a lot going on in their lives,” he said. “I’m happy with what we have.”

Avid golfer K.C. Cote said he has golfed in the tournament since its inception and believes the golf tournament is a great way to raise awareness of the Mission.

“I think it’s great helping the people who need it the most,” he said. “It’s great that there are this many people out here to support such a note worth cause.”

Cote also mentioned along with helping people, being able to catch up with old friends and play a round of golf is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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