Knox United Church prepares to host first Charity Golf Tournament

Larry Karn, left, of Manitowaning Mill Home Building Centre presents a cheque of $2,000 to Al Mattison, chair of the Knox Church Charity Golf Tournament committee, making the Mill the title sponsor of the tournament. The committee is looking for other sponsors too, with the proceeds going to charitable organizations across Manitoulin. photo by Alicia McCutcheon

MANITOWANING— Knox United Church in Manitowaning is preparing for its first annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held on Wednesday, July 15 at the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course. The tournament is in support of the Knox Building Fund and many of the charitable organizations within the Manitoulin and Manitowaning community, with a substantial portion of the proceeds going to support these groups.

In putting this endeavour together, the church is seeking donations to help make this venture a success, in turn benefitting the entire community. Manitowaning Mill Home Hardware has stepped up as a major sponsor with a generous donation of $2,000 to the events, making them the title sponsor.

Tickets to the tournament are $100, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, dinner and a special ‘check-in bag’ of goodies. Members of Rainbow Ridge pay only $85, and if you’ve got your own cart, take off another $15, getting you in the action for just $70. Each player will receive a $25 charitable receipt too. The maximum number of players is 112, so be sure to get yours soon. There are also a limited number of dinner tickets (featuring chicken and ribs at the Knox Church Hall following the tournament, with many of the popular Knox side dishes and desserts) on offer for $20.

The tournament will be a scramble format with teams of four each teeing off, then going to the location of the best ball and continuing to play until ‘holed out.’ It will be a shotgun start at 12:30 pm with check-in at 11:30 am, immediately followed by a barbecue-style lunch.

The charity golf tournament committee is still looking for sponsors, which can be contributed in the following ways: become a significant sponsor with a $1,000 donation (your name will appear in all printed material); become a benefactor with a cash donation of $250 or more (your name will appear in the program); become a hole sponsor with a $100 donation (your name and logo will appear on a sign at the hole and appear in the program); or donate a prize for the various event winners or the silent auction. Cheques can be made payable to Knox United Church Golf.

Besides Manitowaning Mill, McDougall Energy Inc. has also come aboard as the $10,000 prize hole-in-one sponsor and there are several other sponsorships committed but more are needed to make the event a successful one for the Manitoulin community.

For more information, to register or to donate, please contact Al Mattison, chair of the Charity Golf Tournament, at 705-859-3132.