Record fundraiser for Lions Club
July 27, 2017
The Fraser River Valley Lions Club on July 13 held its 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pole Creek Golf Club.
One-hundred-and-twenty golfers participated in this important fundraiser, it is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lions Club. The Lions are very active in the community, they provide free eye screenings, an annual family health fair, important community outreach, community events, scholarships to Middle Park High School seniors, and each year Lions give thousands of dollars to qualified non-profits through their annual Foundation's Grant Program.
"I am very proud of the efforts from our club, our golf committee, the incredible support from the many Grand County sponsors, silent auction donors, and the golfers who came and supported this event," said Gary Schoen the tournament chair. "The golf tournament has morphed into our most important fundraiser, every sponsor, every silent auction donor, and everyone who plays in our tournament indirectly makes a significant difference for the thousands of people / non-profits that will benefit from our Grant and Scholarship programs.
"If you live in Grand County, you probably know someone, or are involved in an organization that has been helped by our club" Schoen said.
This year the Lions raised a record $40,000 at this year's tournament. "Because Lions are all volunteers and we are not burdened by overhead like many non-profits, these important dollars go directly back to our community and will impact many people in a very positive way," Schoen said.