Left: The Men’s Club with staff members from Hollies Executive Golf Course.
Having successfully raised funds for the West Coast General Hospital’s CT scan, Patrick Little’s weekly column in the Alberni Valley Times outlined the Hollies Executive Golf Course Mens Club’s quest for a new charity to champion. Linda Taylor, then president of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, approached Patrick on behalf of Ty Watson House.
“My father had just received outstanding palliative care in the Nanaimo Hospice so I knew instantly that this was the right cause for us,” Patrick explains. “Recognizing that anyone in the community may eventually be in need of palliative care, the Hollies Men’s Club embraced the idea immediately.
Throughout the golfing season, we hold a series of silly side games with half of the proceeds going to Ty Watson. For example, we have a large picture of Phil Mickelson a few yards out from the clubhouse and the golfers pay two dollars to take three shots at him. If someone hits him, half the pot goes to that golfer. Some weeks, no one wins and the full proceeds go to Ty Watson. We’re excited that the last two years has seen the Hollies Ladies Club get involved, too.”
In total, since 2008, the Mens and Ladies Clubs of Hollies Executive Golf Course have raised $10 444.00 for Ty Watson House!