Despite dire predictions as to the future of our economy, it still has been quite the season for golf tournaments. Millions of dollars have been raised for myriad charitable organizations thanks to avid golfers and sponsors. Those tournies that were more successful this year than in year’s past owe said success in large part to organizers’ ability to change the status quo. With so many choices out there for golfers and sponsors to support, it’s more important than ever tournaments offer something different. A great example of something new was the recent Remington Golf Classic held Aug 19 at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club. Organizers of the must attend event-now in its 8th year, chose to think outside the box and offer a lottery of a trip for two to Europe. And anyone who has ever applied for a lottery license from Alberta Gaming knows well the rules and regulations can be daunting. But perseverance paid off and the resulting lottery sold out by June 30 raising an impressive $50,000 for tournament coffers bringing the total raised for the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre to $420,000. These funds will prove invaluable for men-and their families-facing the difficult challenge of prostate cancer as the Centre relies solely on donations to provide services. Since inception, the Remington Golf Classic has raised more than $2.3 million for prostate cancer research, education and treatment.