Gateway Gazette

26th Annual Between Friends Charity Golf Classic

 

2015-Charity-Classic-Between FriendsCalgary, AB  – On Monday, July 13, 2015 golfers and special guests will take to the course at Pinebrook Golf & Country Club for the annual Between Friends Charity Golf Classic. This event welcomes players of all levels to an enjoyable day of golf and fundraising for Between Friends, a unique non-profit that offers self-development, social and recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities.

We are thrilled to introduce Peter Maher as the emcee of this year’s tournament and are excited to also welcome Rich Preston and Kelly Kisio, NHL Alumni to join us for the event. The tournament will play host to a sold out crowd of 128 golfers from corporate Calgary and the community. Over the course of the day, golfers will enjoy a golf clinic, a challenging 18 holes, barbeque lunch, cocktail and dinner reception, silent auction, premier raffle prizes, and will have the chance to golf alongside Lisa Longball, 7-Time Women’s Canadian Long Drive Champion, ranked 3rd in the world.

“What could be better? A sunny day of golf, great food and raising funds for children and adults with disabilities,” says Suzanne Jackett, CEO of Between Friends. Our golfers make it possible for our members to attend summer camp experiences and adventures and other recreational opportunities all year round.”

2015 marks the 26th year of the Between Friends Charity Golf Classic. In 2014, the event raised over $110,000 to give people with disabilities the experience of connecting, growing, and belonging and to date the tournament has raised over $2,300,000.

When: Monday, July 13, 2015 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Where: Pinebrook Golf & Country Club, 166 Pinebrook Way SW

Between Friends is a charitable organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow, and belong through self-development, social and recreational activities. Through our programs, we endeavor to enrich self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health and increase the community’s awareness of their fellow citizens with disabilities. Between Friends was originally established in 1970, as the Pink Pelican Club, by a group of parents seeking community activities for their teenagers with disabilities. The Pink Pelican Club rapidly expanded to all ages. In 1982, the organization obtained registered charitable status and a new name.

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