It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the first Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic was held in Edmonton. Those first few event years were lean, but with hard work and our very dedicated sponsors and committee members, the tournament regularly brings in over $200,000 a year. In total, the golf tournament has raised over $3.1 million for Salvation Army programs in Edmonton and Pine Lake Camp.
Over $233,000 was raised at the 2017 event, which will be going to upgrades, improvements, and new programs at Pine Lake Camp. This will allow the camp to accommodate more kids, and become more attractive to renters looking for conference or retreat space which will help the camp become self-sustaining.
“It’s not just about upgrades or new programs,” says Captain Ian Gillingham, Divisional Youth Secretary. “It’s about children from all backgrounds being exposed to life-changing experiences and having tons of fun throughout their week.” The Salvation Army offers subsidies for those who may not be able to afford week-long camps so that every child has the chance to experience summer camp and all that it has to offer; canoeing, swimming, wall-climbing, biking, photography, pottery, archery, a community garden, and more.
We are so thankful to each and every person who helps make our Golf Classic a success. We are blessed with dedicated sponsors and volunteers who see the difference their hard work makes year after year. Pine Lake Camp will be filled with shouts of laughter and smiling faces all summer long, and for that we can’t thank you enough.
A special thanks to: