SURREY & WHITE ROCK, B.C. – March 16, 2023 – In a fight against food hunger, Sources Foundation is proud to partner with Semiahmoo Rotary Club for their Annual Charity Golf Tournament this upcoming June 15 at Morgan Creek Golf Course with the goal of raising funds for its food banks.
“There is a growing demand from people experiencing food insecurity as we are seeing a 35% increase in our food banks being accessed,” says David Young, Sources Foundation CEO. “We are now tasked with meeting the food needs of over 2,000 people every week. Our organization is determined to help provide for as many individuals as possible and this golf tournament will curb this hunger fight.”
This will mark the sixth year Sources Foundation teams up with the Rotary for this charity event. Over the years, this tournament has proven to generate proceeds that benefit Sources community-funded programs. Last year, this fundraiser collected nearly $100,000, in which half of the net proceeds were directed to the Imagination library, a local Sources literacy initiative delivered in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Canada. The success of this tournament meant 285 children no longer had to wait to be accepted into this book-gifting program.
“The cost of living has reached record highs and our community needs us now more than ever,” says Stan Carter, Golf Tournament Co-Chair. “Both Semiahmoo Rotary Club and Sources Foundation will ensure that the funds raised from this golf tournament will go to our organizations’ most pressing areas of need in essential services.”
The Annual Charity Golf tournament is a full-day affair starting at 11:00 AM with registration and a putting contest. Tee-off is at 12:30 PM and all golfers get exclusive use of the driving range, shared carts, and lunch.
Global BC’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Madryga will be emceeing the evening. Drinks will be served at 6:00 PM followed by a buffet dinner and awards will be handed out. There will be a live and silent auction. Presenting sponsors are The Funke Group – Scotia Wealth Management and Save-On-Foods.
Registration fee is $375. For more information, visit SourcesFoundation.ca/Events/Semiahmoo-Rotary-Charity-Golf-Tournament/.
The Sources Foundation works with the community to raise funds to support the work of Sources Community Resources Society, an internationally accredited non-profit society and registered charity that delivers a range of essential community, social, and health-related programs throughout the Lower Mainland, Northern BC, and Vancouver Island.