News » Peanut Butter Classic is “Giving from the Heart”

Calgary, AB (February 14, 2012): Organizers of the 9th Annual Peanut Butter Classic Golf Tournament are pulling at the heart strings this Valentine’s Day. The Peanut Butter Classic is a ladies only charity golf tournament for women with passion: a passion to help and a passion to golf. Now in its 9th year, this event, run and organized entirely by volunteers, has raised close to $560,000 to support programs for women and children in need, and contributed about 1500 jars of peanut butter to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. This remarkable achievement has been made possible with the help of our generous sponsors, golfers and volunteers.

Heather Forsyth, MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek, chair and founder of the Peanut Butter Classic says, “We are excited this year by the bigger challenge to raise $150,000. The opportunity to put our hearts into an event that helps local women and children is so rewarding. At this time of year we hope the challenge will speak to others and they’ll find it in their hearts to support this event by sponsoring the event or purchasing a spot in the tournament.”

The tournament will be held on Monday, June 11th at the prestigious Heritage Pointe Golf Course and includes a custom designed gift for each golfer and breakfast followed by an 18 hole Texas scramble tournament. It wraps up with a scrumptious dinner, prizes for all, and a silent auction with a variety of fabulous packages to bid on. And to round it out nicely, some of the Calgary Firefighters will be on hand to lend support to the ladies and join in with the fun.

Shane Homes, a leading residential home builder constructing quality family homes in premier communities throughout Calgary and surrounding area for over 30 years, is the major sponsor of the Peanut Butter Classic. Shane Wenzel, president of Shane Homes says, “This will be the third year that Shane Homes has been the major sponsor and it is a sponsorship that tugs at your heart, with the money raised going to help women and children in need. We are proud to be involved with the Peanut Butter Classic and look forward to another great year and helping them to achieve their goal of $150,000.”

97% of the funds raised at the charity golf tournament are given to charity. The recipient charity this year is the Youville Residence Society of Alberta, a long-term recovery residence for women that operates in the Calgary area. Their mandate is to offer holistic recovery programming to a particularly vulnerable and challenged population of women, in some cases with their children, in a safe and loving environment. Calgarians who wish to donate to Youville Residence Society of Alberta can do so by calling 403-242-0244 or visiting The Committee consists of Heather Forsyth, Diane Colley-Urquhart (Alderman, Ward 13), Ann Logue, Dianne Cooper-Ponte, Franca Best, Traci Laliberte, Wendy Keegan, Janice Tiberio, Rhonda Halyn, Brenda Kasianiuk, Fatima Remtulla, Anne Christopoulos, Susan Mauro, Donna Carson, Cathy Spackman, and Cheryll Nandee.

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For further information contact:
Heather Forsyth
MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek
Chair/Founder, Peanut Butter Classic