October 30, 2020
KELOWNA CHAMBER GOLF TOURNEY PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR A COUPLE OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber golf tournament – sold out in September 2020 – offered an opportunity for local not for profit organizations to shine. Not only did the Parke Pacific Projects day-of-golf-event open a door for several not for profit charities to raise their profile, a couple of great local organizations also benefited financially.
The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank and Okanagan Sun received those funds on Friday during a special cheque presentation at the Harvest Golf Club. “We are a not for profit organization ourselves but with many charities in our network, we always look for ways we can help them out,” says Dan Rogers, Kelowna Chamber Executive Director.
“In this case that meant helping raise their profile and some always welcome funds.” The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank was provided a promotional opportunity at the golf tourney and was also the designated charity for the always popular putting contest, sponsored by TD Benefits and Chamber Group Insurance. The contest raised more than $500 and Tom Dyas and his staff decided to double that amount enabling the Food Bank to receive a $1,000 cheque.
The Okanagan Sun Football Club also benefited, raising more than $600 for their Club through the 50-50 that they conducted at the tournament. It has been a tough year for the volunteer run football club that has had little audience activity as a result of COVID-19. For that reason, a bit of profile and some extra cash was appreciated.
Stewart Parke, CEO of Parke Pacific Projects was on hand on Friday October 30 at the Harvest Golf Club, to help Tamara Graham, Sales & Marketing Manager of the Harvest and Tom Dyas of TD Benefits, hand out the cheques to Sarah Martin, Events Coordinator of the Food Bank and to the President of the Board for the Okanagan Sun, Brett Kryskow.
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Dan Rogers, Executive Director