What started as an idea to get 20 or so dads together for a fun day of golf, somehow morphed into 106 glorious golfers coming together in the single biggest day in Dad Club history. We knew when we took on the challenge of raising $24,500 for AEDs this past summer, that we would need a big event to cap it off. We decided that the golf tournament would be a perfect fit.
We needed sponsors and prizes but most importantly, golfers. There were some nervous moments throughout the summer that all our hard work would be wasted if no one wanted to play. Thankfully when it came time to tee off, we had 106 golfers show up to Westminster Trails GC on the hottest Sept.23rd in history!
We’d like to thank our volunteers, Sav Neth, Charles Bailey, Aaron Boyle, Allan Lillie, Darryl Newman, Brian Wright and Rob Mikula. Without them reaching out to contacts for sponsorship, driving around the city collecting prizes, gathering money, setting up the course, and countless other jobs this event would not have gone as smooth as it did. We’d also like to thank Brandon VandeCaveye for putting his professional photography skills to use taking team photos of all our teams.
But more importantly, this event wouldn’t have been a success if it weren’t for the generosity of our sponsors. We had 20 hole sponsors, 6 Friend level sponsors and 4 Builder level sponsors. For our first ever attempt at a golf tournament, this amount of support from the community was unbelievable!
We’d like to thank our Friend level sponsors – London Police Association, Palasad London, SlyFox Media, Donaldson Heating and Air, Safe Home Fireplace and Hot Cold Freezing. And our Builder level sponsors – Nevtro Pumps and Mechanical, Sloan Stone Design, Baille Aisling Exteriors, and Millenium Construction and Design.
Talks have already begun towards next year’s event, which promises to be even bigger and better!