Golfers help raise nearly $6,000 for Mission

 

By Joel Charron

 

After several years of battling the elements, golfers at the Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission golf tournament teed off with ideal golf weather.

The links at the Dominion Golf Course were packed with participants at the sixth annual Mission Golf Tournament Aug. 3.

“We moved our tournament ahead this year and it obviously worked out,” said tournament organizer Winston McAllister. “Finally having good weather was different, but it’s something that I can easily get used to.”

Mission golfAccording to McAllister, the Mission drew 92 golfers to their sixth edition of the tournament and raised $5,900.

Since 2009, the golf tournament has raised over $34,000 for the Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission. Funds raised are funneled back into the Mission to help support the several programs the non-profit organization provides to the community.

“When we started to do this, we just wanted to have a good time,” said McAllister. “It’s great to see people come out to support the Mission. Words cannot explain what this money will do for the Mission.”

McAllister said the annual golf tournament always draws a good crowd. He believes it’s because “golfers get a great value and always have fun.”

“With that formula everyone seems to keep coming back and we seem to raise money every year,” he said.

With a score of -12, Dan Nedin, Butch Temesy, Ricky Rumble and Chad Manning took home the 2013 Mission Golf Tournament title.

Cory Gemus won the longest drive in the men’s division while Erin Lambros won in the women’s division.

Adam Ouellette won the closest to the pin contest.

McAllister has already set the date for the next tournament. The seventh annual Mission Golf Tournament will tee off Saturday, June 14, 2014 back at Dominion Golf Course.

“We had such a good day and Dominion did such a good job we solidified our date,” boasted McAllister. “Hopefully everyone marks June 14 on their calendar and look for our tournament again next year.”

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