NEW GLASGOW – July 18, 2017 – The 12th edition of the PEI Acadian Golf Tournament, returning to the highly ranked Glasgow Hills Resort & Golf Club in New Glasgow Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m., will raise funds to ensure that more than 100 young Francophones from PEI can participate in the 2018 Finals of the Acadian Games.
“Last year, our popular tournament raised a record of nearly $7,000. This year, we would like to surpass that amount since our expenses keep raising and our revenues keep dropping,” says Alexandre Bodet, president of the PEI Regional Committee of the Jeux de l’Acadie.
The Regional Committee, along with its organizing partner, the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI (CCAFLIPE), are therefore hoping that sponsors and participants in this year’s tournament will be extra generous this year.
“We hope that a large number of players – and especially corporate teams – will register to once again play in this magnificent tournament to enjoy a great afternoon of recreation but specially to support our youth,” said CCAFLIPE spokesperson Pierre Gallant. “Our PEI athletes shined brightly during the Jeux de l’Acadie Finals held in Fredericton, NB, this past June. We want to give them a chance to shine even brighter at the Finals in Miramichi, N.B., in June 2018.”
The success of the tournament will depend not only on the golfers but also on the hole sponsors. In fact, organizations and businesses are being invited to sponsor holes for $100 each.
Bodet and Gallant are therefore officially launching the registration campaign, which will extend until Sept. 4.
Golfers will be asked to arrive at the club between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to sign in. Each team will have access to two golf carts. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. The event will be played in the best-ball Mulligan format. Stations located along the course will provide snacks, little games and various surprises.
After playing their 18 holes, the golfers will gather at the clubhouse for a good supper (mussels, hamburgers or sausages, salad, beverage).
Then, Evangeline-Central Credit Union, returning yet again as the event’s main sponsor, will present the plaque to the champions. Prizes will also be given to teams having finished in second and third place. Male and female longest drive prizes will be handed out. Closest-to-the-whole prizes will also be presented. Many door prizes will also be drawn.
The registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $90 per person or $360 per foursome. To register, contact Jeannette Gallant at (902) 854-7435 or at email@example.com. It is also recommended to pay the registration fee in advance, either in cash or by cheque payable to Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Players also have the option of paying upon arrival at the tournament.
All those interested in sponsoring a hole are asked to contact Gallant to discuss promotional opportunities for such a sponsorship.
CUTLINE: Organizers of the 12th Annual Acadian Golf Tournament are inviting everyone to register for the Sept. 10 event and to dress up for the occasion to give an entertaining ambiance to the day. In 2016, the team of (from left) Riley Arsenault, Jason Gallant, Owen Arsenaultd and Colton Gallant won a prize for classing up the event with its fancy duds.
For more information:
Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É.