The fairways at Mark’s Nine Golf and Country Club Saturday were lined with ladies in tutus and other themed garments hitting the links to honour a friend and help animals.
For the fourth year, the Charlie's Angels Golf Tournament charity event teed off for the Prince Albert SPCA with the memory of Charlene Welch in mind.
“Her fur babies were a big part of her life,” Holly Abrey-Hare, a spokesperson for the event, said.
Welch passed away four years ago from cancer. As an avid animal lover who treated her pets as well as her children, her friends were inspired to spin the yearly ladies tournament into a fundraiser for a charity near and dear to Welch’s heart.
“If you knew Charlie at all, she was fun loving, witty, creative, festive and a warm spirit. This is the spirit we are trying to invite today,” Abrey-Hare added.
Over the past three years, the tournament has collected more than $42,000 and over four truckloads of goods for the shelter.
Funds are raised via pledges, charity auction items and other fundraisers. Sponsors play a large roll in the tournament as well, offering cash prizes on most holes. Costumes and decked-out carts are common place, adding life to the links, with the best ensemble receiving a prize.
“It is heart warming when we see it all,” she said, adding a special delight and thanks to the men who volunteer to play the role of caddy for the day.
Abrey-Hare was confident this year's event would be the biggest yet and top last years total of over $18,000.
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