33rd Annual Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids Raises $150,000 for BGC Okanagan
Thanks to the unwavering support from local businesses and community members, Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids continues reaching new heights, raising $150,000 for BGC Okanagan. This marks the biggest fundraising total ever since the inaugural event in 1990!
Three tournaments were held across the Okanagan between June and August at the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Penticton, Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club in Vernon and The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna. This year, we introduced the Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids Ball Drop. On August 9 at The Harvest Golf Club, hundreds of marked golf balls were dropped at once from over 20 feet by a boom lift courtesy of Nor-Val Rentals. One ball landed in the hole and the winner took home a WestJet flight voucher for two and a $2,500 cash prize!
All proceeds support BGC Okanagan's life-changing programs and services for local children, youth and families.
“As the fun that was had at the Acera Insurance Golf 4 Kids events fades away, what remains is the resounding impact of a community coming together to support children and youth. We are immensely thankful to the sponsors and participants for proving that when we swing into action together, we’re not just hitting golf balls – we’re chipping away at barriers that young people and families in the Okanagan face,” said Richelle Leckey, Community Engagement Coordinator at BGC Okanagan.
Big thanks to all the sponsors, golfers, donors and everyone who helped make this year's tournaments possible!
BGC Okanagan (formerly Boys and Girls Clubs of the Okanagan) has been delivering vital programs and services to local children, youth and families for over 60 years. Through its 41 club locations, BGC Okanagan provides safe, supportive spaces where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Learn more at bgco.ca.