The Kimberley Ladies Golf Club and one of the oldest and most beautiful golf courses (circa 1924) in the valley recently played host to the Glam Slam for the Mamm, a fundraising event for East Kootenay Foundation for Health.
Initiated by Barb Thompson and her organizing committee of Jeannette Lavoie, Sandy Peters, Sue Osterkampf, Bev McCormick and Flora McLean, the ladies invitational encouraged female golfers to put on their finest glamorous golf outfit (hopefully with a pink accent) all in support of the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign.
The idea and day did not disappoint as 67 golfers took to the links with varying attire including pink feather boas, sunglasses, bling bling bracelets, and tiaras all combined with a tireless passion for a campaign that is going to bring significant benefits for individuals receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.
The course was in stunning shape and welcomed a few fun games including the longest drive closest to the squiggly line, longest putt, closest to the pin and the opportunity to utilize the skills of Shawn Diacon (assistant pro) and three upcoming junior golfers Julia Dereniwsky, Russell duToit, or Zach Singer to make your drive on the first hole. Thanks to spotters Terry Thompson and Jim Sirrs many of those tee shots were quickly found and resulted in birdies on the scorecard.
The Kimberley Ladies Golf Club is also ecstatic to have received generous support from individuals and businesses who gave not only a financial gift but an array of wonderful items as prizes. The glam didn’t stop there as golfers were enticed to tables featuring leather goods, jewelry, scarves and purses all up for sale with proceeds going toward the mammography equipment.
“It is just so rewarding to see the results of our fun little tournament,” shares Barb Thompson, event coordinator. “The biggest highlight was not just the individual support but when the Kimberley Golf Club Society decided to participate by donating one-half the revenue from the day’s green fees and golf carts boosting our grand total to $5,040 it was very gratifying.”
Thanks to early leadership gifts, public donations and events such as the Glam Slam for the Mamma the campaign has just surpassed the $855,000 mark.
The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign requires 100% public donations to make the goal a reality. Each and every corner of the East Kootenay is rising to the occasion. It is you… the public, which is the part of the picture to bring the best in diagnostic imaging equipment for breast cancer to the region. The ability to triumph is within reach, EKFH wishes to thank you for your continued support of this most worthwhile campaign.A Clear ViewBarb ThompsonBev McCormickEast Kootenay Foundation for HealthFlora McLeanGlam Slam for the MammJeannette LavoieKimberley Golf Club SocietyKimberley Ladies Golf ClubSandy PetersSue Osterkampf
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