Golfers raise $21K for help phone

Cloudy skies and a few showers didn’t dampen the giving spirit of golfers as the fourth annual Chicks with Sticks ladies charity golf tournament raised $21,5000 for Kids Help Phone programs on Vancouver Island.

More than 80 ladies dressed in 1950s fashions participated in the July 15 event at Cottonwood Golf Course, making sure ensuring that Kids Help Phone’s counselors are available for children at anytime, for any reason.

“I am thrilled with this year’s turnout and the enthusiasm of the golfers to raise money for a good cause,” said Mary Manhas, Chicks with Sticks co-chairwoman. “We fell just a few thousand shy of our $25,000 goal, but we will be back next year for the fifth annual tournament and we hope to exceed this year’s fundraising.”

Kids Help Phone received more than 8,000 calls from the Nanaimo region in 20210. It relies entirely on fundraising to support its programs.

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The Kids Help Phone number is 1-800-668-6868.


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