Teeing for Tots fundraiser cancelled

Richard Froese
South Peace News

A golf tournament in High Prairie scheduled for June 10 to raise money for sick children has been cancelled.

Teeing for Tots was promoted since March for the High Prairie and District Golf Course to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton for the Neurosurgery Kids Fund, and the new High Prairie Health Complex for the pediatric department.

“We didn’t get enough funding support for sponsorships,” says Bruce Willier, one of the organizers.
“We were hoping to get about $10,000, but we had just over $3,000.”

Organizers account for the economic downturn for the low support that led to the decision May 31.

Willier says many other fundraising golf tournaments are also struggling with funding support.

However, golfers were eager to participate.

“We had over 80 golfers signed up and many on a waiting list,” Willier says.
“We hope to get it going next year and Stollery is willing to remain a partner.”

The event was planned to raise funds in honour of Cassidy Davies-Hunt, 8, who was diagnosed with glioma brain cancer in April 2014.

High Prairie RCMP and Lakeshore Regional Police Service were other partners.

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