The Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club will host the annual KMSC Law charity golf tournament today.
It is supporting 18 local charities.
Lyle Carlstrom, a partner at KMSC Law, says the tournament is an exciting event for the community.
“It’s a unique opportunity for our community to get out and support 18 not-for-profits all at one time, and every year something magical has happened,” said Carlstrom. “It’s just when good thinking people get together, good things happen.”
Every year, one of the organizations is chosen in a random draw to be the event’s featured non-profit. This year ANSO Collectives and Educational Support Society was awarded the spotlight.
ANSO is a local organization that is dedicated to the advancement of education, relief of poverty and improvement of status quo in Africa, North America and Cambodia.
Mary Ann Smith, a volunteer with ANSO, says aside from the benefits of the event, they’re hoping to have some fun as well.
“We do come out with some money at the end of it all, and with that we do charity work in Ethiopia with some of the projects,” said Smith. “Mostly, it’s with school for the gals who wouldn’t have the opportunity to go any other way and we provide a lot of books and stuff like that for schools that don’t have any books.”
The day is starting off with a skills session at 8:30 a.m., where participants will be able to get tips on putting, chipping and driving from the tournament’s celebrity golfer and the club’s pros.
This year’s celebrity golfer, Danny King, the Director of Instruction at Magna Golf Club in Toronto, is enjoying his time in Grande Prairie thus far and is looking forward to the tournament.
“Apparently, they’ll be playing different games on every hole, right, and there’s 18 different charities tonight at the social so that’s going be fun. So, it’s about meeting people, networking and raising money.”
King is hoping to make the senior PGA tour this fall.
Tee off is at 11:30 a.m. The tournament will be played as a best ball format. It will wrap up in time for the banquet tonight.