Golfers support seniors with annual FCSS tourney

Rimbey’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) second annual Charity Golf Tournament generated approximately $15,000 in proceeds.

Golfers teed up to support Rimbey’s seniors.

Rimbey’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) second annual Charity Golf Tournament generated approximately $15,000 in proceeds.

Profits will be donated to the seniors’ programs of the FCSS.

Executive director Peggy Makofka says with the baby boomer generation aging, seniors’ programs are going to be more important than ever.

The FCSS board believes while programs are available through the government, the research process to find the right program for their needs can be difficult to navigate.

“There’s a lot FCSS can do … but there’s so much we can do with a little amount of money,” said Makofka.

The tournament was held at the Spruce Haven Golf Resort in Bluffton. After a power breakfast of bacon, pancakes, French toast, orange juice and champagne, among other things, the golfers teed off for their 18-hole game of pasture golf.

“It was really picturesque,” said Makofka. The golf course had been set up with flowers and open barbecue tents for supper and some of the themed holes.

One hole featured celebrities, as Makofka called them. They were actually employees of Buist Motors who would take the shot instead of the golfer, for a small fee.

There was also an insurance hole, where golfers could pay to carry their ball across the water, and a shrimp and caesar hole. Golfers could sample shrimp and buy a caesar to go with it. This hole was set up in partnership with the Rimbey Kinsmen Club.

“Everybody loved the shrimp, it was really good,” said Makofka.

The evening wound down with a loonie auction, live entertainment by Trish Matthews and Terri Boyce, and door prizes. “I think most everybody got a little prize of some sort,” said Makofka.