Rais­ing milk money

Glace Bay man or­ga­niz­ing golf tour­na­ment to sup­port food bank

Cape Breton Post - - GLACE BAY / NEW WATERFORD - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE smont­gomery@cb­post.com

Earle Wad­den has one rea­son for or­ga­niz­ing another golf tour­na­ment — chil­dren.

A golf tour­na­ment will be held at the Pass­chen­daele Golf Club on Satur­day, July 25, be­gin­ning at 11 a.m., and all the money raised will be used to buy pow­dered milk and other ne­ces­si­ties for the Glace Bay Food Bank.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing or­ga­nized by Wad­den in con­junc­tion with the golf club and the food bank.

“It’s so kids can get pow­dered milk for their ce­real,” Wad­den said.

Wad­den or­ga­nized a sim­i­lar tour­na­ment last year af­ter learn­ing that chil­dren of food bank clients were putting wa­ter on their ce­real be­cause they had no milk.

The tour­na­ment raised more than $2,000.

“Peo­ple had pow­dered milk last win­ter and hope­fully will be able to have it this win­ter,” he said.

Wad­den has been pre­par­ing for the tour­na­ment for three weeks, in­clud­ing search­ing for spon­sors.

“I’ve been mak­ing a lot of calls,” he said. “We re­ally need at least 15 more teams to sign up.”

Wad­den said there will be a num­ber of prizes in var­i­ous cat­e­gories for men and women, in­clud­ing clos­est to the hole on a Par 3, clos­est to the line on No. 7 and the best score.

Har­vey Ellsworth, owner of the Pass­chen­daele Golf Club, said there will also be a ‘ hole-in­one’ con­test of­fered with a $10,000 prize.

Pa­tri­cia Hur­ley, who along with San­dra MacPher­son, is a food bank co-or­di­na­tor, said Wad­den merely walked into the food bank last year and said he wanted to or­ga­nize the tourna- ment.

“Har­vey Ellsworth came on board with the tour­na­ment, it was suc­cess­ful and we hope it’s just as suc­cess­ful this year,” Hur­ley said, adding that the money raised last year went a long way in help­ing at the food bank.

“It’s a big help,” Hur­ley said. “Ev­ery­thing that ev­ery­body does for us is a big help and we greatly ap­pre­ci­ate it. Thanks to Earl for putting this on for us and thanks to ev­ery­one who’s par­tic­i­pat­ing in this golf tour­na­ment.”

Reg­is­tra­tion is $100 for a fourper­son team.

Any­one in­ter­ested can sign up at the Pass­chen­dale Golf Club or tele­phone the club, 902842-1442 or Earle Wad­den, 902849-0936.

Do­na­tions can also be made at the golf club or at the food bank, which can be reached by tele­phon­ing, 902-849-0750.


Earle Wad­den, 86, of Glace Bay, was ready for a round of golf at the Pass­chen­daele Golf Club. Wad­den is ask­ing the public to sign up for a golf tour­na­ment at the club on July 25, to help raise money for pow­dered milk for clients at the Glace Bay Food Bank.

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