News » Peanut Butter Classic – Surpassed 2012 Expectations

Calgary, AB (October 15, 2012): Organizers of the 9th Annual Peanut Butter Classic Golf Tournament are driven by the need to help women and children.

The Peanut Butter Classic is a ladies only charity golf tournament for women with passion: a passion to help and a passion to golf. The 9th annual event took place on June 11 and what a success it was. Unprecedented support from so many local companies contributed to the over $170,000 fundraised. Total dollars raised for local charities since 2004 is now over $760,000. What a remarkable feat and all with the help of our generous sponsors, golfers and volunteers. A cheque presentation took place on October 12, 2012 at one of the Youville residences.

Heather Forsyth, MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek, chair and founder of the Peanut Butter Classic says, “Every year we set our sights on increasing awareness and sponsorships. We surpassed our goal last year and set the bar even higher this year with a goal we feared would be unreachable – which we surpassed! When women work for a great cause, great things happen. 2013 will be our 10th anniversary and we’re setting our sights on a successful 2013 tournament along with the continued support of our presenting sponsor Shane Homes.

The tournament held on Monday, June 11th was a resounding success. The players enjoyed a beautiful day on Heritage Pointe Golf Course complete with breakfast, snacks, lunch and supper. They loved the signature tee gift and the hundreds of prizes and silent auction items up for grabs. As well, the Calgary Firefighters helped make the day a blast with their positive and playful attitudes.

Shane Homes, a leading residential home builder constructing quality family homes in premier communities throughout Calgary and surrounding area for over 30 years, was the major sponsor of the Peanut Butter Classic 2012. Shane Wenzel, president of Shane Homes says, “We just wrapped up our initial three year sponsorship and every year the amount raised continues to climb. Since year 1 of our sponsorship the amount raised has doubled from $80,000 to over $170,000. We are proud to announce that we are extending our sponsorship for another three years and are raising the amount from $75,000 over three years to $112,500.” 97% of the funds raised at the charity golf tournament are given to charity. The recipient charity this year was 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 www.youville.net

The dedicated 2011/2012 committee consists of Heather Forsyth, MLA, Diane Colley-Urquhart (Alderman, Ward 13), Ann Logue, Franca Best, Traci Laliberte, Wendy Keegan, Janice Tiberio, Rhonda Halyn, Brenda Kasianiuk, Fatima Remtulla, Anne Christopoulos, Susan Mauro, Jennifer Wainwright, Cathy Spackman, and Cheryll Nandee.

For more information and to register for our next tournament visit peanutbutterclassic.com

For further information contact:
Heather Forsyth
MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek
Chair/Founder, Peanut Butter Classic
403-689-1897
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