The Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament surpassed expectations over the weekend, raising significant funds for charitable initiatives in central Alberta.
The first instalment of the tournament was held on a warm and sunny day (Friday, June 10) at Lacombe Golf & Country Club. The event brought out local business representatives, community members, Bulldogs players, alumni and staff for a day of golf in support of the Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation.
The day started with a mascot race and auction. Prospective bidders were treated to a group of mascots racing their way down the fairway on Hole #1, and then later they could bid to have their favourite mascot (and the Bulldogs hockey player hidden inside) golf alongside them for the day. That even raised $4,275, setting the tone for the day.
Bulldogs’ alumni, Adam Heindel, won the mascot race, while his golf group eventually took home the tournament trophy, as well, but it is safe to say that everybody wins after an event like this. Blackfalds Bulldogs Foundation Executive Director, Dustin Moore, expressed his excitement at the success of the event in a media statement:
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The tournament raised upwards of $45,000 for charitable initiatives in the local Blackfalds community, surpassing initial expectations from organizers.