The Knights of Columbus are directing all proceeds from their 2nd annual golf tournament back into the community.
The Knights of Columbus says they’re a nonprofit organization looking to help service the needs of Lloydminster. Chairman Terry Wagner believes the success of the inaugural event last year helped to lead into the tournament on June 15.
“We have way more sponsors than we had last year, the word is really taking off. People saw where the proceeds went into the community last year and more people are getting on board into supporting us.”
In total, $7000 was raised last year which went towards seven different organizations including the Lloydminster Men’s Shelter.
Sponsorships this year have doubled compared to last years which had 25-30 companies involved according to Wagner. He says the decision to create the tournament was so the Knights of Columbus could give back to more organizations in the community.
“We do a lot of pancake breakfasts for the community for places like the Snowflake House, the Men’s Shelter, and the Battered Woman’s shelter, and we saw a huge need there, and we weren’t able to supply enough funds to help some of these organizations out doing pancake breakfasts. So, we decided to run a golf tournament to try to get more people in the community involved.”
The tournament is still looking for breakfast, supper and food and drink hole sponsors. Those looking to donate or advertise with the tournament can call Terry Wagner at 780-871-2760 or email him at [email protected] The tournament will take place June 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Lloydminster golf and Curling Center.