As a former senior vice-president at Kal Tire, Archie Stroh knows how one-on-one relationships and personalizing needs leads to success.
It’s those very traits that have attracted Stroh to the North Okanagan Community Life Society and its mandate to assist people with developmental disabilities.
“I have a lot of respect for NOCLS and what it does for the community,” he said.
“They are so caring and help people become as independent as possible.”
Stroh’s commitment to the organization has led to him being named the NOCLS Good Guy of the Year as part of the 24th annual Charity Golf Classic tournament May 1.
“I’m flattered and honoured,” he said.
Gary Molitwenik, NOCLS executive director, says Stroh was the obvious choice when the golf committee was considering who to recognize.
“Archie has been a supporter of NOCLS since the early ‘90s,” said Molitwenik.
Stroh has participated in the Golf Classic and has been a financial donor, but he has also been a strong force behind the scenes when it comes to providing advice and encouragement.
“He’s an amazing man. He has a lot of passion and a big heart,” said Molitwenik.
The tournament takes place at the Vernon Golf and Country Club and there is room for 144 participants.
“Registrations are coming in and we’re looking for strong community support,” said Molitwenik. “We are so thankful that people continue to support us.”
The funds raised will go towards capital items for NOCLS clients and their individual living arrangements.
“We have new people who we are involved with,” sad Molitwenik.
The fun actually gets underway April 30 with a team draw night at 6 p.m. It includes putting, gong and accuracy contests, a barbecue and celebrity caddy auction.
The best ball tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. May 1. The winners receive Hi Pro Corporate Sportswear and Promotional Products jackets, and there are four hole-in-one prizes, as well as prizes for timed hole and a longest drive hole.
“The silent and major auctions have some amazing items,” said Molitwenik.
The registration fee for the event is $200 and participants receive a $75 tax receipt.
To register or for more information, call 250-545-5153 or e-mail email@example.com.
“I hope we have a really good turnout. NOCLS is most deserving of our best effort,” said Stroh.