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Get rich at Legacy golf funder

By June 22, 2024No Comments
Jake Dyck, president of the Legacy Centre board, teamed up with director Norm Seltzer to promote their Legacy Centre Par 3 Charity Golf Tournament at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lloydminster on Monday. They are looking for more golfers for the July 31 funder. Geoff Lee Meridian Source

 

Organizers of the upcoming Legacy Centre Par 3 charity golf tournament are taking the carrot approach to entice more golfers to register.

There’s more than $250,000 in cash prizes including 18 hole-in-one prizes to those who show up at Rolling Green Fairways on July 31.

Jack Dyck, president of the Legacy Centre board, and director Norm Seltzer, co-chair of the tournament committee, teamed up to pitch the event at the Rotary Club of Lloydminster’s Monday luncheon.

“We need more golfers,” said Dyck.

“The first year (2019) we had it we had a full contingent of 108, but since then it hasn’t happened with COVID and different things happening. We hope to get more golfers out this year again.”

He says the Dinner Theatre and the golf tournament are the charity’s two top annual fundraisers along with a casino every four years.

He notes they made about $30,000 from the theatre and are shooting to raise more than $30,000 with the golf tournament.

The City of Lloydminster owns the Legacy building but members are on the hook to pay for the wages of employees, maintenance and utilities that can range from $5,000 to $6,000 a month.

“We get really good support from the community. We are fortunate. We have some retired business people come in and they know people, so that really helps us a lot,” added Dyck.

They paused the fundraising tournament in 2020 and 2021 to let their sponsors recover from the pandemic.

“Last year, we had another successful golf tournament except we only had 54 golfers, so we’re hoping to get more to come out and golf,” said Seltzer.

“This year Barcomp Petroleum is our major title sponsor with a $50,000 hole,” he said.

There are also two $25,000 holes sponsored by the McCaw Family and Capstone Denture and Implant Centre.

“We’ve never had a hole-in-one winner, but maybe this year. We still have sponsorship opportunities, but we’re mainly looking for golfers,” reiterated Seltzer.

The entry fee is $150 per golfer or $600 for a team of four and covers golf carts, balls, tees, green fees, breakfast and supper and a ton of draw prizes.

“All this all happens July 31 at the Rolling Green,” Seltzer told Rotary.