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Calgary, AB (April 29, 2014): Organizers of the 11th Annual Peanut Butter Classic Golf Tournament continue to set the pace for supporting women and children in need.

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 11th year, this event, run and organized entirely by volunteers, has raised over $955,000 to support programs for women and children in need, and contributed over 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, “Since our 2004 inception, we’ve made a remarkable difference to the lives of many local women. This year in particular we plan to help more women who seek assistance from Youville who are struggling with an eating disorder. I can’t believe we’re on our 11th year! With the help and hard work of many volunteers we are setting our sights on raising more than the $225,000 raised in 2013. Take a leap and a jump of faith and support this worthwhile charity tournament by sponsoring the event or purchasing a spot to play in the tournament.”

The tournament will be held on Monday, June 9th at the prestigious Heritage Pointe Golf Course and includes a signature gift for each golfer, breakfast followed by an 18 hole Texas scramble tournament with lunch and 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 Airdrie for over 35 years, has been the major sponsor of the Peanut Butter Classic since 2010.

Shane Wenzel, president of Shane Homes says, “At Shane Homes we believe we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we live, build, work and raise our families. The inspiration to give emerges from my father, Cal, and our corporate philosophy to create a legacy of giving. We also believe that donating our time, talent and resources is equally as important.

“We are into our firth year as major sponsor. Each year we become more and more impressed with the dedication and passion displayed by the Peanut Butter Classic Committee in creating a successful event to help women and children in need, with over 97% of the $955,500 raised since its inception being given to charity.

“We are proud to be involved with the Peanut Butter Classic and look forward to another great year and helping them to achieve their fundraising goal.”

98% of the funds raised at the golf tournament are given to charity. The recipient charity again 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 directly to Youville Residence Society of Alberta can do so by calling 403-242-0244 or visiting www.youville.net

The Peanut Butter Classic board 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, Donna Carson, Jennifer Wainwright, Deb Solberg, Janey Chupik, Jeaninne Zanewich, Linda Carlson and Karlyn Roberts.

For more information and to register go to www.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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