“Our tournament has been steadily growing and with the increased number of players, sponsors and online options, we hope to break our $75,000 fundraising record from last year,” said Steve Carlton, Archway’s Board President and chair of the tournament organizing committee.
“The need in our community keeps increasing and the funds raised help keep critical programs operating.”
One program that benefits from the proceeds is In It Together, a gang prevention program whose government funding has ended and is in danger of closing.
“With the community’s support, we hope to keep the doors open so we can support at-risk youth and their families,” said Carlton. “Supporting prevention and intervention programs like this and others at Archway is an investment into the wellbeing of our community.”
The tournament also supports Archway programs such as Meals on Wheels for seniors, support for new parents and practical items like car seats for newcomers.
Mike Gibson, a realtor with Sutton Group WestCoast Realty shared why they are returning as the title sponsor for the third year. “Abbotsford is where we work. It is where we live. Being local Realtors, and being out in the community every day, you get to see firsthand, the needs of the community. Archway gives our office an avenue to put our resources to work to help reach those that need it most.”
While the Archway Charity Golf Tournament is sold out with a record 144 golfers, the accompanying 50/50 online raffle and online auction are open to the public.
The 50/50 raffle is a new component of the tournament and participants have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 if all tickets are sold.
Items up for auction include an Abbotsford Canucks limited edition Diwali jersey autographed by Arshdeep Bains, gift baskets, farm fresh blueberries, vintage hockey cards plus much more. For the second year, the University of the Fraser Valley has donated a semester’s tuition with up to 15 credits valued at more than $2,400.
The event, presented by Sutton Group WestCoast Realty and supported by the Abbotsford Canucks, will take place at the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.
“Our tournament has been steadily growing and with the increased number of players, sponsors and online options, we hope to break our $75,000 fundraising record from last year.”
Sutton Group West Coast Realty Teams in 2022