Annual golf tournament today at Cloverdale Links to assist Canadian Foodgrains Bank

WINCHESTER — Cloverdale Links Golf Course teams up today with local church organizers to help ‘Feed the Hungry’ through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB).

The annual fundraiser event kicks off with a shotgun start 12:30 a.m. (Friday, Aug. 25) at the County Rd. 31 golf course — so there’s still time to take part.

For several years, Inkerman United Church — spearheaded by Keith Smith — and the Anglican Parish of North Dundas have worked together on jointly growing a crop for the CFB, a Christian organization that provides food to people in crisis in the developing world.

The St. Clare’s Anglican Church lot in Winchester has hosted the crop since before the construction of that new church building a few years ago. The formerly empty field had about five acres of available land for planting, since reduced to about half that amount with the opening of St. Clare’s in early 2015.

Today’s golf tournament helps to top up the total proceeds generated by the initiative — effectively substituting tees and clubs for furrows and cultivators.

Matt Hayes & Friends are scheduled to play live music, 4 to 6 p.m., during the steak dinner concluding the tourney.

Entry is $100 per person or $400 per foursome; the fee includes lunch (11:30 a.m.), golf and cart, dinner and prizes. Individual players will be matched up with others to make foursomes for the tournament. Make cheques payable to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (Call 613-774-0076 for more information.)

Organizers have also offered levels of sponsorship. Hole, powercart and presentation sponsorships were made available at $100, $1,000, and $3,000 respectively.

This golden field of wheat was photographed near South Mountain in very hot, dry conditions on Aug. 1. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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