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Schmirler foundation to support KGH neonatal unit fundraiser

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is a Canadian charity dedicated to helping hospitals to care for premature and critically ill babies.

It is named for Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion curler Sandra Schmirler, and has been helping NICUs for more than 10 years.

On Aug. 19 to 21, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will team up with a local committee to raise funds for the Kelowna General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

This two-round golf tournament weekend will take place at Shadow Ridge Golf Course.

“This event is being organized to raise $40,000 for the KGH NICU,” said Norm Allen, coordinator for the tournament.

“The Sandra Schmirler Foundation will partner with the organizing committee and will match funds raised through cash donations to a maximum of $20,000.”

Doug Rankmore, CEO for the KGH Foundation, said  the hospital is thankful for the Schmirler foundation’s support.

“Matching programs are a great way to encourage donations. For every dollar given, two dollars benefit local families in need,” Rankmore said.

Entry fees are $250 per player. Register online at www.schmirlergolfkelowna.squarespace.com.

For more information contact Norm Allen at norm.allen@shaw.ca.

 

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