George Barta

George Barta

Golf tourney helps the kids

Fun in the Sun Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,800.

A gorgeous Sunday provided a beautiful backdrop for the aptly named Fun in the Sun Charity Golf Tournament, now in its 22nd year, hosted by the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

This year, the tournament raised $15,800.

This is second only to the year 2007 when Dave Rehill from Vernon Toyota won the hole-in-one, bumping up the total raised by $5,000.

“This was a great year for the golf tournament,” said Brian Westwell, of Vernon Nissan and president of the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon.

“We had more than 100 participants come together to support two great charities, KidSport and the Vernon Teen Junction and Youth and Literacy Centre. It truly is amazing what can be accomplished when it is all about the kids.”

With a score of 12 under par the victors were from Adesa including golfers Brian McHale, Roger Mushluk, Wayne Penner and Brock Penner. In a very respectable second place was Team Bannister GM 2 with Dave Jones, Russ Murdoch and Ken Nichol. Team Bannister GM 2 also took the speed round with a very impressive time of 33 seconds.

Third place goes to Team Watkin Ford Motors 1 with players Ross Blankley, Scott Morrice, Ross Truant and Audias Valverde.

The new straightest shot contest  was won by Angie Culbert. Men’s longest drive and the Men’s KP both went to Leif Peek while the women’s longest drive was won by Erma Main and the women’s KP winner was Angela Sparrow.

Congratulations to all of the other KP winners: Cory Akerman, Dave Jones, Greg Hengel, Brian McHale, Ken Murdoch, Wayne Penner, Melissa Skelton, Marty Steele and Scott Young.

“The members of the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon would like to sincerely thank all of their staff and associates and all of the donors from the hole sponsors and the players to the auction and door prize contributors,” said Westwell.

“This type of fundraiser would not be possible without your tremendous support.”