Sponsors Join KidSport Team, Space Still Available for More Golfers!

June 10, 2019
Public Notice


Thursday, June 20, KidSport Greater Vernon and the Vernon Golf & Country Club are hosting the inaugural KidSport Greater Vernon Annual Golf Tournament.

When:   Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:00am Shotgun Start
Where:  Vernon Golf & Country Club

Registration Information:           
$185 - 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch & beverage, dinner, golf souvenir
$50 - dinner guest only $50
Register online at kidsport.ca or contact Bill Woodley

The goal for this fun event is to raise $30,000 which will allow over one hundred kids the opportunity to experience sport in our community. Sponsors like the Vernon Golf & Country Club (Presenting), Vernon Morning Star (Gold), Summit Financial (Silver), Hole in One Sponsors Vernon Toyota and the Vernon Vipers, and Hole Sponsors Spine & Sports North End Physiotherapy, MQN Architects, Nixon Wenger Lawyers, Discovery Optical, The Italian Kitchen Company, Brentwell Construction Ltd., Wayside Press, DCT Chambers Trucking, Air Foam and Sladen Moore Chartered Accountants have all joined the KidSport team to support this event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“This is a great opportunity to get out and golf, have some fun and support kids in our community”, said Doug Ross, Director Recreation Services. Space is still available for both individuals and foursomes! Each registration for the tournament includes: 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch & beverage, dinner, golf souvenir, live and silent auction and each registration helps provide a child with participation in their favourite sport for a year. Plus a chance to win two vehicles courtesy of our Hole in One Sponsors Vernon Toyota and the Vernon Vipers and a chance to win a grand prize of three nights at Predator Ridge and rounds of golf courtesy of DCT Chambers Trucking and Predator Ridge!

About KidSport:

KidSport is an integral part of the Greater Vernon youth sports community. The mission is to remove the financial barriers that prevent some children from participating in organized sport. It is the belief that young people learn more than athletic skills from sport. It provides them with a lifelong opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery. The challenges that sport brings can teach young people the value of leadership, teamwork, desire, planning, practice, hard work, honesty, sacrifice, dedication, positive thinking, and self-confidence.

Every minor sports group in our community has seen the benefit of KidSport in their athletes. Since 2001, KidSport has been administered by Greater Vernon Recreation Services and has assisted thousands of families to help get their children involved in sport (NO administration fees are charged to KidSport). All money raised locally stays in the community and supports participation in the North Okanagan from Cherryville to Enderby. In the past seven years alone, Greater Vernon KidSport has assisted 1,913 kids and allocated over $258,000!

Media Contacts:

KidSport – Doug Ross, Director Recreation Services    dross@vernon.ca or 250-550-3687 or 250-550-5577
Vernon Golf & Country Club – Bill Woodley billwoodley07@gmail.com or 604-834-7838.

Pictured in Photo (from left to right): Justin Baillargeon , Vernon Morning Star, Matt Kowalski, Vernon Vipers, Sue Beaudry, Vernon Golf & Country Club, Brenda Stewart, Vernon Vipers, Erma Main, Vernon Toyota, Nick Cherkowski, Vernon Vipers, Doug Ross, KidSport, Rob Bauml, Summit Financial, Dave Hamilton, Black Press and Bill Woodley, Vernon Golf & Country Club