$100,000 raised for children and families at risk in Abbotsford.

{ on Oct6 2018 | in: Community | Feature | Sports }

3rd Annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic raises $100,000 for Community Fund.
Lead: The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce the results from their annual golf tournament held September 20th at Ledgeview Golf Course, where a total of $100,000 was raised for the ACF’s Smart and Caring Community Fund.
Income from the Smart and Caring Community Fund provides grants annually to a broad spectrum of local charities that support children and families at risk in our community.
“We are proud to have raised over $160,000 in the last three years with our Smart and Caring Golf Classic.” said, Lorna Hart, ACF Board Chair. “We are so pleased with the success of this year’s event which was sold out almost three months in advance. I want to thank Fund Development Chair, Judy Redekop and her hard- working committee, along with Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld, ” added Hart.
ACF Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld advised that in 2018 alone the ACF granted out $88,000 to 17 local charities for their programs that help children and families at risk. One of those charities was the Abbotsford Food Bank for their Starfish backpack program. After a day of golfing, the participants gathered for dinner and following an inspiring story from committee member, Kal Sidhu, a request was made for each table to fund a back pack for $525. Generous, caring golfers responded with donations totaling $12,075! These funds will feed 23 hungry children every weekend for an entire school year. “The willingness and generosity of our community to help those in need is humbling” remarked Neufeld. “as the charity for charities, we are honored to assist our charity partners in this way.”
The annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic is held each year on the 3rd Thursday of September at Ledgeview Golf Course, raising funds that are permanently added to the capital of the Smart and Caring community fund. Save the date for next year’s event: Thursday, September 19, 2019.
We will be celebrating 40 years of giving in 2019!
For more information on how to support Abbotsford Community Foundation’s Smart and Caring Community Fund please visit our website at www.abbotsfordcf.org or phone 604-850-3755.



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