Mission to host annual golf tournament

By Marc Girard

Local golfers will hit the links Sept. 24 for a good cause.

The Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission will host their 4th annual Scramble Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Fox Glen. The tournament comes at a cost $100, which will get golfers 18 holes of golf, driving cart, a cold drink and hot dog after the ninth hole and a chicken parmesan dinner at the end of the day.

“The course is friendly for non-golfers and golfers alike,” said Mission member Winston McAllister. “It’s a nice facility and the hall and course are all at the same spot.”

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Mission programs.

“This tournament isn’t just a fundraiser,” said McAllister. “It’s to raise awareness for who and what we are at the mission.”

Last year’s tournament was a near sell out, falling one foursome short. This year, McAllister is anticipating a sold tournament. The tournament is looking for 36 foursomes for a grand total of 144 people. McAllister said the tournament is filling up fast and is on a first come, first serve basis. Application forms can be downloadable romr the Mission’s website.

Along with the golf, there will be a secondary raffle with tickets being $20. Prizes for this raffle include a plasma television, a stay at Ben Miller Inn in Goderich,  a watch, $150 gas cards and a few $100 grocery store gift cards.

Also, the Mission is looking for non-perishable food items from people attending the tournament. All of the cans collected from the drive will go to programs at the Mission.

“There’s no feeling like helping out your community,” said McAllister. “In our economy, you never know whose turn it will be to come to us. People who come in here may never have envisioned coming in. To help people out in a big deal. I try to support Amherstburg first and go from there. I grew up here and love it here and I just love to give back.”

For more information and to register for the tournament, go to www.aburgmission.com, visit the Amherstburg Mission or call McAllister at 519-903-3368.

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