Author: Bill Brooks, Calgary Herald
Picture perfect weather ensured the annual Priddis Greens Charity Classic-held Aug 16 and 17- was an enormous success. That, and the support of myriad golfers, sponsors and volunteers resulted in an impressive $350,000 being raised for Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre.
The Centre relies solely on donor dollars and does not enjoy any government funding. The Priddis tournament will have a remarkable positive impact on men and their families navigating the prostate cancer journey. With one in seven men developing the disease in their lifetime, prostate cancer is a disease that we should all be aware of.
More than 200 guests gathered at picturesque Priddis Greens Aug 15 for the tournament kick off and gala dinner. Highlights of the evening were numerous indeed- not the least of which being the hugely successful Fund a Need which raised $80,000. Kudos to long-time supporter Kirk Hudson who donated $20,000 for the purchase of a bladder scanner and Robert and Winnie Bezemer who stepped up with $10,000 for the purchase of a Uroflow machine. Other highlights included wonderful food and drink from across Canada celebrating our 150th anniversary. In keeping with the Canada 150 theme, guests were afforded the chance to win Edible Canada’s Across the Top of Canada- a nine-night trip across this great land on a private 737 chartered aircraft featuring signature meals with iconic Canadian chefs.
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