The fifth annual KMSC Charity Golf Tournament officially gets underway tomorrow morning, with more than $100,000 raised for local non-profits so far.
Each organization is stationed at one of the holes so they can explain their cause to participants.
Chair Lyle Carlstrom argues that more than anything, the event creates a synergy between the non-profit groups and the community.
“We’ve got 144 community leaders walking around, they’re meeting 18 different charities, and we’ve have people volunteer to serve on boards of not-for-profits, we’ve had them volunteer to serve at different events. If you don’t get together, that doesn’t happen.”
Along with the 18 hole golf tournament, the selected charities benefit from the proceeds of two dinners, a wine tasting event, and golf lessons from seven-time Canadian Long Drive champ Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk