Fran­co­phone fundraiser

An­nual P.E.I. Aca­dian Golf Tour­na­ment is mov­ing to a new lo­ca­tion this year

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The ever-pop­u­lar P.E.I. Aca­dian Golf Tour­na­ment is mov­ing to the Glas­gow Hills Re­sort and Golf Club in New Glas­gow for its 10th edi­tion Sun­day, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m.

“This year, we’re cel­e­brat­ing the 10th an­niver­sary of our bilin­gual tour­na­ment, whose main goal is to raise funds to en­sure that our young fran­co­phone ath­letes may par­tic­i­pate in the Jeux de l’Acadie (Aca­dian Games) pro­gram, in­clud­ing the fi­nals,” said Ginette Arse­nault, pres­i­dent of the P.E.I. Re­gional Com­mit­tee of the Jeux de l’Acadie.

The com­mit­tee is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Aca­dian and Fran­co­phone Cham­ber of Com­merce of P.E.I. (CCAFLIPE) to or­ga­nize this year’s event.

Cham­ber spokesman Martin Mar­coux says or­ga­niz­ers hope that a large num­ber of play­ers - es­pe­cially cor­po­rate teams - will register.

“Our P.E.I. ath­letes shined brightly dur­ing the Jeux de l’Acadie fi­nals held in Char­lot­te­town this past June. We want to give them a chance to shine even brighter at the fi­nals in Cara­quet, N.B., next June,’’ Mar­coux said.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses are in­vited to spon­sor holes for $100 each.

Last year, the event raised a healthy $8,000 for the cause.

This year, or­ga­niz­ers are shoot­ing for a $10,000 ob­jec­tive.

The reg­is­tra­tion cam­paign has been ex­tended to Fri­day, Sept. 4.

The tour­na­ment, which be­gins at 1:30 p.m. with a shot­gun start, will be played in the best­ball Mul­li­gan for­mat.

The reg­is­tra­tion fee is $85 per per­son or $340 per four­some. To register, con­tact Jean­nette Gallant at 902-854-7435 or at jeux­a­cadie@gov.pe.ca.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Aca­joux, the Jeux de l’Acadie mas­cot, proudly launches the in­vi­ta­tion to Is­land golfers to sign up for the 10th Aca­dian Golf Tour­na­ment of P.E.I., to be held Sun­day, Sept. 13, at Glas­gow Hills Re­sort and Golf Club in New Glas­gow. The mas­cot is shown with, from left, Ray­mond J. Arse­nault, co-or­di­na­tor of the Aca­dian and Fran­co­phone Cham­ber of Com­merce of P.E.I., and Jean­nette Gallant, co-or­di­na­tor of the P.E.I. Re­gional Com­mit­tee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, who is seen ac­cept­ing a $1,000 spon­sor­ship cheque from Angèle Moore, man­ager of the Welling­ton branch of Evan­ge­line-Cen­tral Credit Union.

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