RED DEER – Every kid in every community will have a better opportunity to hit the ice this year with the $92,500 raised at the 2021 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic presented by the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The Golf Classic, held on July 19-20, in Canmore, included two days of golf at top-tier courses and the Every Kid Every Community reception.
“On behalf of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, we are grateful for the continued support we receive at this event,” said Tim Leer, Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. “Thanks to our sponsors and the generous support we’ve received, we are able to provide kids in every community an opportunity to play hockey each year.”
Nine teams teed off on July 19 at Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club for Monday’s VIP Golf event. Long-time supporters from Red Deer Lock and Safe and ATB Financial, Kevin Engel, Melanee Bobyck, Paula Bodnar and their celebrity guest, Rob Brown, took home championship belts, while Kris Noble walked away with the lowest net score.
The Every Kid Every Community reception held Monday night at Cornerstone Theatre included a live and silent auction with items donated by generous supporters from across the province and all proceeds raised going directly to Every Kid Every Community program.
On July 20, 37 teams brought their A-game to Silvertip Golf Course for the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic. The challenging course was once again no match for celebrity guest Rob Brown and his winning team from ATB Financial; John Windwick, Jason Collins and Brad Beebe. Theo Fleury notched the lowest celebrity net score.
Hockey Alberta Foundation Board of Directors Chair, Dennis Zukiwsky and Executive Director, Tim Leer, greeted golfers on Hole 1, where golfers could participate in the Charity Putting Challenge. Funds raised from the Putting Challenge were matched by the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, up to $10,000. For a donation, golfers could try their hand at a 54’ putt, for their chance to win $1,000. The first to sink the putt, Richard Doerkson, offered to donate the money back to split the winnings with anyone else who sunk the putt. He ended the day splitting the winnings three ways as Darcy Watwood and Mike Rogers found their way to the hole, with all three donating their winnings back.
The 2022 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for July 18-19, with the return of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala, to be held Sunday, July 17, making for an exciting few days in Canmore!
For more information on the Hockey Alberta Foundation or the Golf Classic, visit hockeyalbertafoundation.ca.
Monday VIP Golf:
Lowest Team Net Score
Rob Brown, Kevin Engel, Melanee Bobyck, Paula Bodnar
Lowest Net Score
Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic:
Lowest Team Net Score
Rob Brown, John Windwick, Jason Collins, Brad Beebe
Dale Nahirney, Mark Blair, Ron Czuj, Rob Hobbins
Bud Kelly, Dustin Snider, Brennen Wowk, Desmond Bouteiller
Lowest Celebrity Score
Corinne Ethier, D’Arcy Hutchinson, Nate Cormier-Letcher, Jeremy Brown
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
- 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship
- Birchcliff Energy
- McCaw Blasting & Drilling
- Tide Water Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd.
- Vada Capital
- Red Deer Lock & Safe
- Flames Foundation
- Edmonton Community Foundation
- Al Star Oilfield
- Q2 Artificial Lift Services
- Troubled Monk
- Players Bench
- Bo’s Red Deer
- HyTech Production
- RSM Canada
- Silvertip Golf Resort
- Red Deer Discount Golf
- Respect Group Inc. and Murieta’s
- WHL, Hockey Calgary, CAC Hockey Club Edmonton