Golfers already booking for 10th annual AGH summer classic

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Almonte General Hospital foundation_logo 2  The 10th annual Almonte General Hospital (AGH) Summer Golf Classic, which will tee off Friday, June 22 at a brand new location, is off to an early start with several foursomes already registered.

“We’re urging people to register early to avoid disappointment, because our tournament always sells out,” said AGH-FVM Foundation Executive Director Gerry Huddleston.

The tournament moves this year to the Canadian Golf & Country Club.

Registration is $125 per player, and includes 18 holes of golf, a power cart, a served chicken dinner and barbecue lunch.

The action gets under way with a shotgun start at noon June 22.

Golfers will have free access to the driving range, putting greens and chipping area at the Canadian prior to the tournament. The event can accommodate 216 golfers, and up to 80 additional guests for dinner.

Another highlight of the day will be the live and silent auctions of a wide array of donated items. All proceeds of the tournament will support the purchase of essential medical equipment, which is not funded by any level of government.

A number of generous sponsors have already agreed to support the tournament, which is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. The 2011 tournament raised more than $76,000.

“Sponsors make our golf tournament,” said Huddleston. “Right out of the starting gate, John Condron of Rexall confirmed that Rexall Pharma Plus would be contributing $4,000. What a great gift!”

Huddleston, golf committee chair Guido Patrice, key tournament organizer Bert McIntyre and Foundation fundraiser Chris Must want to talk to each sponsor personally. The golf team really looks forward to talking to the sponsors each year.

The deadline to register for the 10th annual AGH Summer Golf Classic is June 8. For more information, please contact Gerry Huddleston at 613-256-2514, ext. 2297 or by email at ghuddleston@agh-fvm.com. Huddleston can also be reached at home by calling 613-256-7924.

“This is our best fundraiser of the year,” said Huddleston. “Give to life. Support the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor.”