Marathon golfers tee up $76,000 to assist brain injury programs

Some $76,000 was raised in support of BrainTrust Canada and brain injury education and prevention at the Pihl Law Corporation Golf Marathon held Sept. 9 at the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear course.

Twenty-eight golfers played 100 holes of golf each over a period of 12 hours.

The day included chances to win $50,000 in prizes courtesy of Harmony Honda, Capri Insurance and Avalon Event Rentals while the top three fundraising golfers—Brad Dahl, Patti Flaherty and Doug Rankmore—were eligible for the chance to win $1 million at a special Million Dollar Hole in One courtesy of RBC Dominion Securities.

These three also received the top three fundraiser prizes, which included a native jewelry set courtesy of Jerry Hlady, Golf Getaway to Rossland courtesy of the Prestige Inn and Redstone Resort and helicopter ride courtesy of Valhalla Helicopters.

The grand prize that all the golfers  strove for was a trip to Maui to golf at the Wailea Golf Club, courtesy of WestJet, Fairmont Kea Lani and Four Seasons Resort Wailea.

“Viewpoint Medical was pleased to increase its support of this unique event and great cause” said Angela Symes, vice-president of operations at Viewpoint Medical, a division of LifeMark.

“We were involved as a hole sponsor in the past, however, this year we participated as a silver sponsor in addition to having three golfers, including myself, attend from Calgary.

“We are very impressed with BrainTrust Canada’s commitment to bringing awareness to the serious impact of brain injury, and it is a great pleasure for Viewpoint, LifeMark Health and Centric Health to be a part of this incredible event.”

“We are in awe of the support we received this year,” said Magda Kapp, director of communications for BrainTrust Canada. “While our number of golfers was down somewhat this year, we raised more funds—$76,000—and that is directly thanks to the hard work of our fundraising golfers, sponsors, prize donors, and of course the volunteers.”


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