Today was the 21st annual 8 AMS Camp Trillium Charity Golf Tournament. This special event raises money for Camp Trillium in our local area. “Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. We work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.” As a cancer survivor myself, I feel a special connection to this event and was thrilled to be able to support such a worthy cause.
The format was pretty simple: 4-person scramble. That is it. No other rules or local guidelines to enforce, just go out and play. A tremendous amount of work was put into this event and the organizers deserve kudos for all their efforts. There were plenty of prizes, a steak dinner, and a special treat to have Glass Tiger playing in the back ground! It truly was an amazing day!
To make this event even more special, our team won. We shot an 8 under 64 and easily left 4 strokes on the course. We all contributed and not one person was a stand out. Our best hole was an eagle on par 5 which, I cannot normally reach in two. Our overall game was fairly solid with no real stand out areas. We did walk away with some cool prizes (golf stuff), but actually that was secondary to supporting the charity.
Golf can be the catalyst for an amazing day! It is awesome to see a variety of players all come together for a worthy cause. Today, the highest score was an 89, but from the looks of the group, they were having a blast. Tournaments such as the Trillium Camp Charity allow a diverse group of individuals to gather together and have a fantastic day on the golf course, and still support a worthy cause. There are very few sports that have the same appeal to such a variety of people.
I enjoy charity events. I try to play three a year. Today was my first for 2015 and I am already looking forward to the next worthy cause. Do you like playing in charity events?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!