News » Peanut Butter Classic an Affair to Remember

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 10th year, this event, run and organized entirely by volunteers, has raised over $730,000 to support programs for women and children in need, and contributed about 1900 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 one of the founders of the Peanut Butter Classic says, “I can’t believe we’ve hit a 10 year milestone and with that we’re setting our sights on a new and exciting challenge to raise $200,000. The opportunity to devote time and energy to an event that helps local women and children is so inspiring. At this time of year we hope to lead by example. Let your hearts do the talking by sponsoring the event or purchasing a spot in the tournament.”

The tournament will be held on Monday, June 10th at the prestigious Heritage Pointe Golf Course and includes a signature gift for each golfer, breakfast followed by an 18 hole Texas scramble tournament. It wraps up with a delectable dinner, prizes for all, and a silent auction with a tempting selection of items. And to round it out nicely, 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, has been the major sponsor of the Peanut Butter Classic since 2010. Shane Homes announced recently the extension of their major sponsorship to 2015 with an increased contribution to $112,500 over 3 years.

Shane Wenzel, president of Shane Homes says, “The community as a whole is important to us, and we believe that our responsibility goes beyond building and delivering quality homes. We believe we are responsible for giving back to our community and are particularly fond of supporting causes that promote health and wellness and that are helping to change lives.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our fellow Calgary builders, developers, and industry trades and suppliers that are helping to support this great cause and would like to issue a challenge to other industries to get on board and support this phenomenal cause.”

98% of the funds raised at the 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 www.youville.net

The Committee consists of Heather Forsyth, Diane Colley-Urquhart (Alderman, Ward 13), Ann Logue, Ann Christopoulos, Franca Best, Traci Laliberte, Wendy Keegan, Janice Tiberio, Rhonda Halyn, Brenda Kasianiuk, Fatima Remtulla, Susan Mauro, Donna Carson, Cathy Spackman, and Cheryll Nandee, Deb Solberg, Janey Chupik, Jeaninne Zanewich, and Linda Carlson.

For more information and to register go to peanutbutterclassic.com

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