Golf tournament supports meals for Langley kids

No matter how smart a student is, or how good the teacher, a child can’t learn on an empty stomach. 

Here in the Langleys, more than 3,000 kids go to school hungry, having not had breakfast and without a packed lunch.

The ninth annual Langley School District Foundation Golf Tournament Aug. 27 tournament will help fund of a district meal program.

“We want to be able to ensure every child who comes to school hungry receives a nutritious breakfast and lunch,” foundation executive director Susan Cairns said. 

This fundraiser giver golfers and non-golfers alike plenty of interesting activities to take part in at Redwoods Golf Course at 22011 88th Ave. A tailgate party with a meaty dish kicks the event off at 10:30 a.m. after registration at 10 a.m. 

“It’s usually a baron of beef or a hamburger,” Cairns said of the tailgate party meal. “I’m not sure what it’s going to be this year.”

The golf tournament gets underway with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. There will be plenty of fun on the course with competitions like hole-in-one and closest to the pin, but look for fun activities as well.

In addition to fun activities, there will be food to sample all around the course as appetizers leading up to the barbecue steak and salmon dinner at 5 p.m.

Non-golfers are invited to attend the action-filled dinner as well. 

“If you can’t join us on the course, we’d love to have you for dinner,” said Cairns. 

Evening activities include a silent auction, prizes for five golf teams and winners of on-course competitions, then there’s the trivia game and contests for great items.

“This is new this year,” Cairns said of the team trivia challenge. 

The range of prizes runs from mini iPads and Apple TV to jewelry, dinner packages, getaways, wine, and more. 

Cairns advises participants to bring cash to participate in the side contests. 

“We still have room for a few foursomes,” Cairns noted. 

Check www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com for more details or contact Cairns at 604-532-1464 or scairns@sd35.bc.ca.

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