NEW GLASGOW – July 24, 2015 – The ever-popular PEI Acadian Golf Tournament is moving to the highly ranked Glasgow Hills Resort & 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,” explains Ginette Arsenault, president of the PEI Regional Committee of the Jeux de l’Acadie. “Because of this anniversary, several things related to the tournament will focus on the number 10. There! That’s all we’re going to say for now!”
The PEI Regional Committee is again collaborating with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI (CCAFLIPE) to organize this year’s event.
“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 especially to support our youth,” said CCAFLIPE spokesperson Martin Marcoux. “Our PEI 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.”
He adds that 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. Last year, the event raised a healthy $8,000 for the cause. This year, organizers are shooting for a $10,000 objective.
Arsenault and Marcoux are therefore officially launching the registration campaign, which will extend until Sept. 4.
Golfers will be asked to arrive at the club between 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. to sign in. Each team will have access to two golf carts. The tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. The event will be played in the best-ball Mulligan format. Stations located throughout 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.
During the award presentations, the secret about the number 10 will be disclosed.
The registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $85 per person or $340 per foursome. To register, contact Jeannette Gallant at (902) 854-7435 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: Acajoux, the Jeux de l’Acadie mascot, proudly launches the invitation to Island golfers to sign up for the 10th Acadian Golf Tournament of PEI, to be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Glasgow Hills Resort & Golf Club in New Glasgow. The mascot is seen with, from left, Raymond J. Arsenault, coordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, and Jeannette Gallant, coordinator of the PEI 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.
For more information:
Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É.