Jeff Green | May 11, 2016
The Pine Meadow Nursing Home Special Needs Committee is gearing up for the 14th Annual Pine Meadow Classic at Hunter's Creek Golf Course, which will take place on Saturday, June 25.
The tournament has been responsible for bringing amenities and functions to Pine Meadow that are not covered by the limited funding the home receives from the provincial government. Over the years these have included the garden, gates and pavilion near the entrance to the home; specialised beds and lift equipment; and chairs for the activity room. The fund has also paid for trips to Wheeler's Pancake House, Woodland Park, Sand Lake, Farm Town Park and many other locations.
The special needs committee, which is community-based, is headed by Laury Hitchcock, Eleanor Nowell, Fern Sedore and Alison Yearwood.
There are two main ways for community members to support the tournament. One is to purchase tickets to play at the event. They sell for $55 and include 18 holes of golf, coffee and muffins before the shotgun tournament start and a lunch as well. There are also door prizes and contests throughout the round.
Individuals and businesses can also sponsor the tournament. Individual sponsorships from $150 to $499 are available, as are major corporate sponsorships at $500 or more.
Over the years the tournament has always been marked by competition among some of the strong teams with a healthy dose of good humour as other teams vie for the coveted “most honest team”. Players can enter as individuals, partners, or teams of four.
The funds raised at this year's event will be directed towards monthly excursions for residents; an Arjo Maxi Lift; raised garden beds and paved pathways for the back courtyard; patio furniture, and tablecloths and matching curtains for the activity room.