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Sponsors, golfers still being sought for mission golf tournament



 The Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission’s 14th annual golf tournament is next month but they are still looking for sponsors and golfers.


The tournament has yet to secure a presenting sponsor and committee members are still looking to get hole sponsors, though the latter is progressing better than the former. The tournament is June 29 at Coachwood Golf & Country Club in McGregor.


“We’ve been at it a couple of months to try and find sponsors,” said mission board member and golf tournament committee member Jill Kanwischer. “Our hole sponsors are going pretty well. We haven’t been able to secure our presenting sponsor.”


The cost to be a presenting sponsor is $2,500 while hole sponsorships are $175.

People and/or businesses can visit the mission’s website at www.aburgmission.ca or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmherstburgMission for more information on how to become a sponsor or register to golf.


Kanwischer said people looking to sponsor the tournament or a hole, those who wish to golf or those looking to donate a door prize are taken to a Google form where they can fill in their information. Payment can be made via cheque, e-transfer or dropping off money in-person at the mission, which is located at 298 Victoria St. S.





While the tournament is still several weeks away, the mission is hopeful that golfers start registering soon. They can accommodate 144 golfers in total and remain optimistic about hitting that number.


“Registration is very slow,” said Kanwischer. “I’ve had a lot of people say they are going to golf but they haven’t registered yet.”


Registration is $150 per golfer and that includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, contests and prizes. A dinner only ticket is $65. Golfers can check in starting at 7:45 a.m. the day of the tournament, the shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. and the reception and awards is planned for 1:30 p.m.


Mission president Tim McAllister said last year’s tournament was rained out so they are hopeful of making up for that this year.


“It’s to help us meet our needs,” he said of the tournament. “If the golf tournament helps bring funds in, we will be better able to help the people in need.”


“It all goes back into the community,” added Kanwischer. “We just need to stay afloat.”


Mission vice president Zainia Brockett reminds the public the mission is comprised of all volunteers. She added the cost of cooking supplies and food has gone up, which has impacted the mission.


Organizers are hoping to have a presenting sponsor by May 8. Deadline for raffle prizes is May 25 while the cut-off for hole sponsorships and golf registration is June 15.


For more information, call 519-736-9140 or 519-982-2684. People can also e-mail aburgmission@yahoo.com.


 

By Ron Giofu

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