News » Peanut Butter Classic – Give the gift of giving for Mom

Calgary, AB (May 10, 2013): Organizers of the 10th Annual Peanut Butter Classic Golf Tournament continue to put women and children at the forefront.

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 nearly 2000 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, “The 10th Anniversary event is just around the corner and we’re at 80% of our goal to raise $200,000. With the monies raised we are making a significant difference to the bottom line of a local charity that is devoted to helping local women and children. At this time of year when Mothers are at the tops of our minds, we hope to inspire others. Give the Mother in your life a break and give her the gift of playing in the 10th Annual Peanut Butter Classic. ”

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 heat things up, 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, “When Shane Homes was established in 1979, my father Cal, had the philosophy that the company would not only build quality homes within the community but also help those communities grow and support causes that promote heath, wellness and education and help change people’s lives for the better.

34 years later and as our company has grown, our contributions and the scope of our community involvement has also grown. We are especially fond of our involvement with the Peanut Butter Golf Classic in support of Youville Recovery Residence for Women. On behalf of Shane Homes I’d like to congratulate them on their 10 year anniversary and look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries together.

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

98% of the funds raised at this 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, Anne Christopoulos, Franca Best, Traci Laliberte, Wendy Keegan, Janice Tiberio, Rhonda Halyn, Brenda Kasianiuk, Fatima Remtulla, Donna Carson, Cathy Spackman, Cheryll Nandee, Deb Solberg, Janey Chupik, Jeaninne Zanewich, and Linda Carlson.

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