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Local golf tournament raises funds for Shelburne splash pad

September 17, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Written By BRIAN LOCKHART

Around 100 golfers took to the links at the Shelburne Golf & Country Club to participate in the Shelburne Economic Development / Rotary Club of Shelburne ‘Let’s Make a Splash!’ golf tournament on Thursday, September 10.

The golfers played 18 holes, and also participated in a silent auction.

Dinner was served, although it was out on the course as current restrictions would not allow the use of the Country Club dining hall after the golfers wrapped it up.

The Rotary Club is spearheading the effort to bring a new splash pad to the town.

“The Economic Development Committee always had this tournament and are partnering with the Rotary Club this year to make it a fundraiser rather than just a networking event,” explained Rotary Club member Bobbi Ferguson. “We’re partnering with the Town to build a splash pad.”

The location of the splash pad hasn’t been officially decided, however, Greenwood Park is being considered as the most likely location.

“Today our registration started at 11, and the first tee-off was at12:00 p.m.,” Bobbi said. “We had a cross-over scramble start. Every ten minutes we have a foursome teeing off. One hundred percent of the proceeds from today will go toward building a splash pad. We’re hoping to raise around $12,000 today. Flato Developments gave us a cheque today for $5,000. We have some private donors who gave a significant amount. Rotary has committed, at this time, it’s $20,000 but we might up-that if we get there faster than we think.

The goal is to ultimately raise the $350,000 needed to build the splash pad.

Several innovations are planned for the new facility including re-circulated water rather that just having all the water go wasted down the drain.

It was a little cool for golf, but most of the people on the links wore a light jacket or hoodie and had a great day of 18 holes.



         

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