Golfers come through for babies

An autographed Gibson guitar, signed by country msuic superstars Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, and Hunter Hayes, fetched $10,000 during a charity auction in Langley last month.

That was just one milestone reached during the second annual Boys of Fall charity golf tournament, hosted by none other than “the boys,” Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith.

The two Langleyites, both country music stars in their own right, conceived of the tournament following their Boys of Fall national tour in 2012.

After that, the dynamic duo – as they jokingly call themselves – was searching for ways to make a difference in their community, and the boys made a decision to support JRfm’s Basics for Babies campaign in its vision of a hunger-free future.

The first annual event raised $14,000 and the duo hoped to double that this year. They definitely exceeded those expectations.

Mission accomplished, said Smith, astonished they raised $75,000.

“We are thankful to everyone who came out to support this great cause,” Smith said. 

 â€œI am amazed and humbled by how much money was raised at this year’s tournament,” Brownlee added. “Dallas and I are so grateful to all our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and to everyone who attended. It was an amazing and rewarding day for all of us.”

The event saw 144 golfers play 18 holes at The Redwoods Golf Club, then more than 450 people partook of a country feast and live performances by Brownlee and Smith.

The biggest difference between 2013 and 2014 were the incredibly generous business owners and local philanthropists that opened their wallets to snap up items, Brownlee said.

In addition to the guitar being auctioned off for $10,000, there were a number of other auction items that helped generate “big coin” including a VIP private concert from Brownlee and Smith Dallas at the buyer’s home or place of work. 

Plans for the 2015 charity golf tournament are already underway, said coordinator Melanie Vautour, who is already hunting for volunteers and sponsors. To find out more, people can email Mel at info@boysoffallcharity.com.

“Plans are already underway for next year,” she said. “We plan to raise the bar yet again & hope to raise $100,000.”

Just Posted

WATCH: Walnut Grove Gators take lead in AAAA basketball tournament

The Gators are heading into the finals on Sunday.

Langley program helps youth find their employment niche

The first session of Skills to Success youth employment program wrapped up and a second has started.

WATCH: Langley fire trucks collide on icy roads

The fire trucks crashed while responding to a crash on the same snow-covered stretch.

Stealth shake up coaching before Langley game

The team will shuffle coaching responsiblities this week.

Seniors housing town hall offers funding resources to developers

Provincial, federal funds to create units for seniors; no details on Cloverdale or Langley projects

WATCH From Langley to PyeongChang: Men’s curling and Olympic amenities

Langley’s Kevin Kim is in Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics and sends his second dispatch.

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

Aldergrove Kodiaks take 7-5 win over Flames: ACTION PHOTOS

Kodiaks stave off elimination in game four of PJHL playoffs series

Lane closures on Alex Fraser, Port Mann bridges considered to avoid ‘ice bombs’

Province spent $5 million clearing both bridges last years

Most Read