Golf tourney swings up camp support

The Vernon Lions Club will hold a golf tournament for Camp Winfield

Local golfers can hit the course while making dreams come true for some special kids.

The Vernon Lions Club will hold an inaugural golf tournament May 5 at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

“We want to raise funds for Camp Winfield,” said Brian Willows, a Lions member.

Camp Winfield is a B.C. Easter Seals Camps that provides experiences for children six to 18 who have a mental or physical disability. All of the camp activities are designed to build confidence, independence and peer interaction in a recreational environment.

Campers are encouraged to participate in activities they may never have tried before such as climbing, water polo, canoeing, wheelchair basketball, water balloon wars and leadership training.

In 2016, Camp Winfield hosted 196 campers over the summer, including 16 from Vernon.

“We want to make sure kids can go to camp,” said Willows.

And it’s not only the children who benefit from the camp along Okanagan Lake.

“It gives the parents a bit of a break while the kids are away,” said Lyle Bie, with the Lions.

The golf tournament will include an 18-hole scramble and buffet dinner. There will also be silent and live auctions.

There is room for 120 golfers to participate.

“We’re looking to have a lot of fun and we would encourage everyone to support Camp Winfield,” said Bie.

The fee for golfers is $125 each and $500 per foursome and the registration deadline is May 2.

For more information and the registration form, go to www.vernonlionsclub.ca

Registration forms can be dropped off at Strictly Golf, 3911 32nd Ave., or they can be mailed to the Vernon Lions Club, Box 430, Vernon, V1T 6M3.

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