By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News
Hell’s Creek Golf and FootGolf Course in Raymond is home to this year’s Rotary Club of Raymond Annual Charity Golf Tournament June 8. It’s a 16-team tourney with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.
“We’ve got 16 teams already, but if one or two teams still want to get in, they still can. We probably could squeeze in one or two more teams,” noted Rotary Club of Raymond member Kelvin Kado.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament, Kado explained, goes towards the Moses Lake Homeless Shelter project. “Moses Lake is the little town just to the north of Cardston, on the Blood Reserve,” he said.
Plans are moving forward to help with the build of, not necessarily tiny houses, but rooms for the homeless to have during the winter months, he added. “This is just a new project we’re getting involved with. We’ve done a few other projects on the reserve. We just felt they needed some help and we thought it would be a good project to assist with.”
Kado believes there are about 40 people deemed as homeless through the winter. “The little shelters provide a bed and a room for them to live in and take care of.”
This project is one of the many projects the Rotary Club of Raymond assists with.
This year, the tournament will feature 18 holes of golf and a steak barbecue supper included with registration, which will be held at the Raymond Ag Society Red Barn. “Where we will present some prizes and thank the golfers for participating,” he said.
Half of the proceeds from the event will go towards the fundraising project. “The other half basically pays for the golf and the meal and stuff like that,” he said.
As for the brand new revamped and enhanced golf course in Raymond, Kado said, they wanted it to be the nicest nine-hole golf course in the area. “I believe it probably is.”
According to Kado, the cost for individual players is $80 and the cost to be a hole sponsor is $100. To register, call Kado at 403-360-5671.
“We use this tournament for various local and international projects,” Kado added.