There were 32 teams of golfers at the 5th Annual Charity Golf Scramble making it the biggest turnout yet.
The best-ball scramble took place at the Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course on Saturday, May 28 without much rain and a touch of sunshine.
The tournament was co-organized Cathy Horcoff of Edward Jones and The Belmont. There were seven corporate sponsors on the holes, where there were prizes for a $10,000 diamond and even a chance to win $1-million, with a hole in one shot of course. There were more than 100 sponsors in total.
This year, the tournament was raising money to purchase a $41,000 Panda Warmer for the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital’s maternity unit to keep newborns comfortable and warm.
Last year, the charity tournament raised $20,000 for the Prince Rupert marine rescue and the hospice society.
“We know for a fact it’s more this year because going into the tournament we had about $24,000 before the event even happened,” Horcoff said.
After the tournament, players headed over to the Prince Rupert Curling Club for a banquet dinner, a dessert auction and more prizes.
Two teams tied at -11 and had to do a tie breaker, and Jared Davis, Ranveer Minhas, Justin Edwards and Cody Forsell won in the end. The second place team was Ben Towner, Mike Ikari, Dylan Lawrence and Robert McDonald.
There is still some last minute money coming in but Horcoff estimates the numbers to be around $30,000 toward the purchase of the Panda Warmer.