Mountain FM golf tournament features great golf and auction items for a great cause

The fourth annual Mountain FM Classic Rock Classic Golf Tournament is all set for June 24 at the Castlegar Golf Course.

Suzanne Lehbauer

Suzanne Lehbauer

The fourth annual Mountain FM Classic Rock Classic Golf Tournament is all set for June 24 at the Castlegar Golf Course.

The charity tournament is a major fundraiser for the Castlegar Hospice Society and features 18 holes of golf, a fabulous buffet dinner, silent and live auction and entertainment by MC’s T.J. Connors and Heather McGowan from Mountain FM’s morning show.

“Mountain FM always likes to be involved with the community,” said Connors. “It’s a good way for us to give back. All the money is staying locally for this one. We’re just looking for people to come out and enjoy themselves and spend, spend, spend, for this great cause.”

There is no shortage of prizes available. In fact, there is $60,000 worth of hole in one prizes. There are also both silent and live auction items up for bid. The silent items range from autographed Beatles albums, to Michael Jackson albums, to autographed photographs from the cast of the Hunger Games, to much more. Up for bid at the live auction are several fabulous prizes including a 2013 trip to the Super Bowl, a 2013 trip to the Masters, and Nascar racing experience.

“All the money goes towards Castlegar Hospice and all of the services they provide,” said Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. “We are doing it in conjunction with Castlegar Golf Course. Brian Miller, the manager there, has been wonderful. They’ve given us lots of support.”

Registration for the event goes at 11 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The dinner and auction will start at  6:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Golf Course restaurant.

“People can register online (www.castlegarhospice.org) or they can phone me (250-304-1266),” said Lehbauer. “If people just want to come for the dinner, they’re welcome to.”

Lehbauer expects the tournament to be another big success.

 

“It’s always a great time,” she said. “The food is great. There’s lots of prizes. Everybody always has a fabulous time.”