Recording Breaking Tournament to House Families in Need
Lethbridge, AB – The 3rd annual Sutton Group - Lethbridge Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament on July 7, 2016 raised more than $21,000 for the local chapter of the charity. This brings the grand total to $52,000 having raised $16,000 in 2014 and $15,000 the following year. The proceeds from previous tournaments helped to fund the construction of a home in 2015 (pictured below) and the family is now enjoying a safe place to live.
Trish Lyons, Associate Broker at Sutton Group – Lethbridge, says “We must admit, with the ‘tough times' and trying economy in many parts of Alberta as well as the horrific devastation suffered in Fort McMurray, we were not sure how much people could really afford to give. We started planning early based on these expectations.”
“But our community did not disappoint! We had more participants, sponsors and volunteers this year than any of the three years that we have hosted this event! There was an outpouring of support and generosity from many of our co-workers, associates, and our fine community of Lethbridge. It’s a great cause. Habitat for Humanity builds housing to help break the cycle of poverty. Owning a home creates a brighter future for generations.”
The organizing committee this year consisted of 13 members: Audrey King, Rex Alcock, Howard Sharpe, Don Wachniak, Mary McLean, Dave Lelek, Jo Ann Kelly, Allan Kelly, Andrew Foster, Elmira Hiebert, Ty Jaster, Ron Lagemaat and Trish Lyons.
“Our Broker, Audrey King, deserves a huge amount of the credit for our success,” notes Trish. “When the tournament committee members didn’t know if they could manage to ask another person or place of business for their support or donation, Audrey would call a committee meeting or send out another motivational email and the team persevered. Also, the behind the scenes work of the tournament was largely handled by Audrey— such great determination!”
Pictured top: Jo Ann Kelly, Audrey King, Mary McLean, Trish Lyons, Elmira Hiebert; front row: Rex Alcock, Allan Kelly, Howard Sharpe, Dave Lelek, Don Wachniak and Ty Jaster
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