Rolling Greens sets a focus on agriculture with the Farm and ranch charity golf tournament.
The event on Thursday was an 18-hole event that included sponsors for each hole, food, prizes and local entertainment. General Manager Heather Walker says agriculture was the focal point they decided on ahead of last years event.
“We wanted to do a charity tournament, but everything Lloyd is always oil based. Obviously, Farm and Ranch and AG is a pretty big part of the community.”
All proceeds from the tournament are going towards Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation, Lloydminster Rescue Squad and The Olive Tree. Rolling green along with AG Land and Tingley Harvest Centre were the three title sponsors for the event. Walker says the proceeds will go to the same charities the title sponsors decided on last year.
“Last year we really got behind the Pioneer Lodge expansion project and everyone can relate to that because everyone knows someone in there or what’s going in there or that will be in there. The Rescue Squad, hopefully, we don’t need it but people do on a pretty regular basis. Then the Olive Tree, We collaboratively decided together that we wanted to be as local as we can.”
Last year the tournament raised a total of $14,000 and Walker is aiming for the proceeds this year to be more once it’s tallied up next week. She says that her family has been a part of the community for a long time so giving back is very important to them.
“Rolling green ourselves is a family owned and operated business. We’re 27 years old going on 28 years old this year. All our families have grown up, been apart, benefitted and contributed to this community and we just wanted to play more of an active role.”