After some discussion Rimbey town council, at its July 28 meeting, agreed to send three golfers and donate $500 to the FCSS charity golf tournament.
Funding will come from the community events grant program.
Initially, Mayor Rick Pankiw suggested the golfers pay for the tournament out of their own pocket.
“We shouldn’t use taxpayer dollars,” he said.
However, Coun. Jack Webb pointed out paying for the golfers with the $500 was no different that purchasing a table at a community function and inviting staff or councilors to attend.
“They need golfers,” he said.
Coun. Mathew Jaycox suggested the golfers from the town could choose to help sponsor the tournament in a number of ways.
In her letter to council which was sent out to community members as well, Peggy Makofka, director of Rimbey Family Community Support Services said this year marks the fourth annual Rimbey FCSS Charity Golf Tournament and Fundraiser.
The tourney is to be held Aug. 14 at Spruce Haven Golf Resort and funds raised are to go towards programming needs supporting the ability for seniors to remain in their homes and not be institutionalized.
The golf registration fee of $150 per golfer includes 18 holes of pasture golf, cart rental, hot breakfast, a steak barbecue with a loonie auction and many fun prizes to be given away. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Texas scramble shotgun start will begin at 9:30 a.m. following a group photo. The barbecue supper is to be held at 4:30 p.m.
Sponsorship in any category such as the loonie auction, first tee gifts or through a charitable cash donation is gratefully accepted.
Sponsors will receive recognition through being recognized in the golf program and appropriate signage on the course.