The Langley School District Foundationâ€™s ninth annual golf tournament raised more than $80,000 for the Food For Thought campaign.
Wednesday, Aug. 27 day was bright and sunny and the crowd milling about was in a festive mood.
It was the day of the Langley School District Foundationâ€™s ninth annual golf tournament at The Redwoods Golf Course, a very popular event that attracted 150 golfers and guests, and in so doing raised more than $80,000.
Net proceeds go towards the Foundationâ€™s Food For Thought campaign.
â€œIt may surprise you to learn that more than 3,000 children in Langley come to school hungry every single day. They have not had breakfast and they do not have a packed lunchâ€, Langley School District Foundation executive director Susan Cairns said.
â€œHungry kids cannot learn. It doesnâ€™t matter how smart they are or how good their teacher is. If they are hungry, they might as well be asleep. They will never learn on an empty stomach.â€
So with that in mind, the Foundation has embarked on a mission to provide healthy and nutritious breakfasts, snacks, and lunches to every hungry student, every single day.
The tournament was made possible by its sponsors, contributors, and golfers, at the tournament as well as community partners.
The program, consisting of breakfasts, snacks and lunches, is coming to fruition and will be up and running once the school year starts.
Sponsors and community partners include:
â€¢ Breakfast Clubs of Canada;
â€¢ CHP Architects
â€¢ SuperSave Group
â€¢ OnLine Collision
â€¢ Envision Financial & First West
â€¢ Credit Union
â€¢ Facet Advisors
â€¢ Food For Famine
â€¢ Silverman Mortgage
â€¢ Mercedes Langley
â€¢ Western Water Farms
â€¢ Re/Max Treeland
â€¢ Township of Langley Firefighters Charity
â€¢ Chuck Magnus Personal Real Estate
â€¢ Langley Advance
â€¢ Otter Co-op
â€¢ Rotary Clubs of Langley
â€¢ Langley Times
â€¢ BC Leaderboard
â€¢ Lordco Auto Parts
â€¢ Fraser Valley Vending
â€¢ Busy Bee
â€¢ Kins Farm Market
â€¢ Rockypoint Engineering
â€¢ Canuel Catering
â€¢ Investors Group
â€¢ Keepsake Photography