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One hundred and twenty golfers participated in 18 holes of golf at Black Mountain Golf Club, raising money for Easter Seals

Kelowna, B.C. (August 23, 2022): Easter Seals hosted its second annual Clubs for Campers Charity Golf Tournament this summer at Black Mountain Golf Club, raising $25,000 to benefit local families that access Easter Seals services.

Clouds and an unexpected tropical downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of golfers, volunteers and sponsors from having a great time and making the event a success. Presenting sponsor Century 21 Assurance Realty Realtors® came out in full force to support the event, along with 12-hole sponsors who set up fun activities around the course. Golfers were also greeted with live music by Libby Alyce, and enjoyed a welcome drink from Truck 59 Cider & Shore Line Brewing, poured by the amazing Tap Truck Okanagan.

“Our Century 21 Assurance Realty Realtors®, in Kelowna, were proud to be the presenting sponsor once again for the Easter Seals Clubs for Campers Golf Tournament,” said Anna Carbone, from Century 21 Assurance Realty Realtors®. “Community support is part of our culture. It is something we value greatly, so to see so many of our Realtors® volunteer their time and get behind this charity event in such a significant way, was incredible. We recognize the important work and support that Easter Seals provides families in our communities, and are thrilled to be able to support such a great cause.”

Funds raised go to Easter Seals Camp Winfield in Lake Country, a specialized week-long summer camp location for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families who call Kelowna and the Southern Okanagan their home; as well as, to Easter Seals House which provides an affordable home-away-from-home for Kelowna residents facing unimaginable health challenges and need to travel to Vancouver for medical treatments.

“After a successful first year for Clubs for Campers in 2021, we really wanted to see growth for this event to know that we could make an impact year after year, and we were thrilled with the results. Not only did we raise more, but we saw some amazing return participants and sponsors, including our ever-supportive presenting sponsor, Century 21 Assurance Realty,” said Easter Seals Community Engagement Manager Michelle Webber.

“The excitement and enthusiasm of everyone involved in the tournament, despite the torrential rain, really showed us that we are an organization that people and businesses believe in. We want to say thank you to all those who came out and supported Easter Seals. It was a great day and we’re already looking ahead to hosting our third tournament next July.”

If you can’t wait until next summer, you can take part in Easter Seals’ next big fundraiser – Drop Zone – happening September 20, 2022. Take part and be one of over 50 people who will rappel 23 storeys down the Landmark 6 Office Tower in the Landmark District of Kelowna. Last year’s event sold out, so register for a spot soon at www.dropzonebcy.ca.

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About Easter Seals BC/Yukon and BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities
Easter Seals BC/Yukon is one of British Columbia’s legacy charities and is operated by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (Society) to help individuals with diverse abilities. Since 1947, the Society has provided programs and services to families and persons with diverse abilities that help improve their quality of life. Over 75 years, the Society has helped over 1,000,000 families in need through transportation services, child health research, Easter Seals summer camps, Easter Seals House, post-secondary bursaries at seven regional colleges or universities, community access services, and patient care programs.

Media contact:
Jennifer Vasarhely
Marketing & Communications Manager
Easter Seals BC/Yukon
E: jvasarhely@eastersealsbcy.ca
P: 604.551-8809