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Golf Blog Post 625

How many charity golf tournaments do you think there are? Thousands? Tens of thousands? If you type “charity golf tournament” into Google, you’ll come up with 31 million results. It seems clear that if you want to golf for a good cause, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

Why, then, should you golf in support of the Richmond Community Foundation? Why choose our cause?

Before we answer that, we should probably tell you that our 21st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 29, at Quilchena Golf & Country Club. If you’ve ever played the course before, you know it’s one of the Lower Mainland’s finest. Consider that the first reason to attend.

The second reason is that you’ll actually be supporting two causes at once. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Community Foundation, allowing us to continue our work managing nearly 50 permanent endowment funds. But partial proceeds also go to Tourism Richmond’s Endowment Fund, launched in 2010 to support individuals living with disabilities who want to enter the tourism industry, but first require skill or equipment upgrades. How awesome is that?

You know what? The second reason only tells part of the story, because, technically speaking, by playing in our golf tournament, you’ll be supporting dozens of amazing community initiatives. You see, at the Community Foundation, one of the main things we do is issue grants. Registered charities big and small can apply for funding, and if a project meets our criteria – if it will enhance the lives of Richmond residents – then we’ll throw our support behind it. We’ve recently funded projects from the Richmond Food Bank, the Richmond Poverty Response Committee, and the BC Children’s Art and Literacy Centre, just to name a few. It’s thus not a stretch to say that when you support the Community Foundation – by playing in our golf tournament, for example – you’re supporting those organizations, too.

How are we doing? Have we convinced you to join us on May 29? Well, here’s one last reason you should attend: it will be fun. The golf will be amazing – that’s a given. But there’ll also be a putting contest, and prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and top teams. As we speak, Tourism Richmond is putting together some spectacular travel packages for our live auction, and every day generous sponsors are donating really impressive raffle prizes. Oh, and the food at Quilchena? Magnifique!

When it all comes down to it, though, it’s as simple as this: we would truly appreciate your support. If you’d like to register – as an individual golfer, as a team of four, or even as only a dinner guest – just click here. And thanks in advance for choosing our cause.