L. to R. Mary Larsen, Kathy MacDonald, Jan Cole, Deanna Shanley; kneeling: Suzanne Jones, Cherie Williams at Business Ladies Scramble at the Alberni Valley Golf Club.
A unanimous vote sent the year-end scramble organizers, Mary Larsen, Suzanne Jones, Kathy MacDonald and Janice Cross, on a year-long search for sponsorship so that raffles of various items could be held at the final scramble in September of 2009.
Suzanne, having worked thirty-two years with Scotia Bank, convinced her colleagues to get behind the cause, as well. Commitment to local causes being their charity policy, Scotia Bank now matches the funds raised by the golfers at the scramble to a maximum of $5000. Eighty-five merchants also commit to supplying raffle items or cash for the closing scramble each September…a community effort that has allowed the women golfers at the Alberni Golf Club, since 2009, to contribute a grand total of almost $30 000 to Ty Watson House. They are especially proud that $10 748.98 of that total was raised on one day of golf at this year’s final scramble!
The Alberni Hospice Society will be forever grateful to all those golfers of the Alberni Valley who are so willing to swing their clubs for Ty Watson House year after year.