Golfers tee off for charity.

Central Island residents have a chance to enjoy a round of golf and help raise funds for Nanoose's less fortunate at the same time.

Central Island residents have a chance to enjoy a round of golf and help raise funds for the less fortunate in Nanoose at the same time.

The second annual Thanks for Giving charity golf tournament takes place Oct. 1 at Fairwinds Golf Club. Registration cutoff is Sept. 25.

Organized by Nanoose Community Services, the tournament aids Nanoose Community Cupboard that provides services for low income residents in Nanoose.

Virginia Brucker, a Nanoose Community Services director, said a lot of the people who visit the food bank work at minimum wages jobs and need help.

“After the rent and utilities are paid, many families have very little money left for food. We provide a week’s worth of groceries for up to 100 people each month,” she said. “We get lots of donations from October through December, but they almost disappear from January to September. This golf tournament is one of our major fundraisers each year.”

The tournament is a four-person scramble for $110 and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and dinner.

Along with door prizes and a silent auction, there are two hole-in-one prizes of a new vehicle and $5,000.

To register online, please visit  www.fairwindssociety.ca and look for Nanoose Community Services Tournament under latest news.

For more information, please call Virginia or Charlie Brucker at Nanoose Community Services, 250-468-9888 or e-mail info@nanoosecommunityservices.com.