Well Ladies we have done it again! The 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel has had another successful year! We have hit the $8,000 mark and I hope that the online donations will continue to come in. Thank you to all who have donated, sponsored and played in this great little tournament in memory of my Mom, Bernice. Mom would be so proud to see this tournament building every year and all proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Canada for the Research and Outreach as they are doing. Ovarian Cancer Canada tells me, we are the little tournament that could and has come through for them every year!
I want to thank the Municipality of Clarington’s Social Committee, Veridian, Algoma Orchards, The Old Newcastle House, Janice Parish-Royal Service, Covanta, Brightstar Newcastle Group, Palmieri’s No Frills, IBW Surveyors Inc.,Gay Construction, Kaitlin Corporation, Shoppers Drug Mart-Newcastle, Syvan Developments, St. Mary’s Cement, Walsh’s SNUG, Dee’s Harvest Table, The Castle Cellar, Tim Horton’s Orono/Newcastle, Ann Harley, Ron Hooper and of course I can’t forget those who donated to the silent auction table with the great items we had there and the great prizes! Those generous people include Bill Bath Painting, Shelley Rivers-Regal, East Oshawa Animal Hospital, Jen Cooke, Mill Valley Trophies-Cobourg, Boots&Hearts, Tara Watchorn, Archibald Winery, The Hamptons, Karen Ellis-Inspirational Designs, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic, Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Stutts Pharmacy, Dr. K. Klawitter Chiropractic-Newcastle, Peter&Ann Harley, Bowmanville Zoo, Rona Hardware, Roka Timbr-Mart, Hair with Flair, Terrens Wellness, Orono Cafe, Firehouse Bistro, OPG-Jen Knox, Bruce Ellis, The Glass Slipper, CIMA, CBOT, The Garden Path-Orono, Holiday Inn-Bowmanville, Orono Weekly Times, Apple Blossom Shop, Curves-Newcastle, Our Valley View B&B, Jo-Lin Station B&B, The Massey House, Central Counties Tourism, Orono Co-op, Don’s Auto-Newcastle, Granville Anderson MPP, 1 Stop Alpaca Farm! For without you this tournament would not exist! Thank you does not seem like it will ever be enough!
Surprising to me was our pair of BOOTS&HEARTS tickets for the Country Show coming up in August this year did not sell so we decided to put them out there for a bid from the public with all monies going directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada. This was a value of $598.00 and through the efforts of a great friend they sold for $450! Everyone wins! Ovarian Cancer and Kelli Ann Edgar and Michael Holmes who I am sure will really have a blast! Thank you Kelli Ann and Michael!!
The weather this year was rough to say the least! It was cold and drizzly like an early November day as the pix will show…the ladies were troopers though and of the 46 signed to play, 39 ended up golfing…those were the hearty ones, the real troopers! Moe and Betty, owners of Ayren Links Golf were real sports as Moe took over the putting contest spot when Councillor Woo had to leave for another event and Councillor Hooper stood out in the rain while the ladies, protected under their golf carts competed in the chipping contest.What a trooper Ron is! Even giving them pointers to help them out.
Volunteers! Wow what can I say about my volunteers? Donna Metcalf Woo on the registration table had a few glitches but sorted the golfers out and everyone got off to a great start..coffee and Tim Bit in hand!
Karin Cashin on the refreshment station cut up all our snacks, like a good Mom would, so we could grab and go as she provided our water along with fruit, two-bite brownies and fruit loaf spending her time outside altho under the patio, I am sure she was still cold!
Lisa Roy, our photographer, bombed around in a golf cart, taking pictures of the ladies at every turn. I bet she wished she had had windshield wipers on that cart she was driving! We’ve got some good shots in spite of the weather too!
Back at Archibald’s Winery, where Fred and Sandy Archibald were so generous to donate their facility for the “after golfing” event, were Sandy, Pat, Kris, Donna, Lisa, Sandy and Fred were busy setting up the silent auction items and the tables for the meal while Dee’s Harvest Table were busy setting up the food for the cold and hungry ladies as they came in to continue the festivities. Once again, Dee’s hot buffet was a knock out! Fantastic food and unbelievable dessert! Thanks to Diana and her team!
A special Thank You to Vicki Cowle, who stayed to help us do the clean up and after a long day that extra pair of hands was worth more than we can ever say! Thanks Vicki!
All in all it was a great day! We raised so far just over $8,000 with a couple of outstanding items I am still hoping to sell. I have a load of Grade A Gravel from Dufferin Aggregates that they will deliver anywhere in Clarington that would be great for someones driveway or to fill in where you need it in your existing driveway. It is worth $600 so a good bid and it will be yours!
And to the winning team who this year were Althea Chaffey, Cindy Dekking, Eudora Nesbitt and Debbie Dunham with a best ball score or 34…great job ladies! I’ll do my best to get the trophies engraved and to you before we tee off next year! I promise!
Avery Morris joined us from Ovarian Cancer Canada for the meal and prize presentations before she had to head back to Toronto to tell everyone back at “headquarters” just how great our “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament is! Avery, thanks for coming and we hope you enjoyed your time with us! Hope we see you back next year!
The Online Donations will be left open through the website and monitored by Ovarian Cancer Canada so please feel free to have your friends, family and neighbours donate online. Wouldn’t it be great if we could close out the year with a $10,000 donation!
So ladies, thank you once again for being there! You are really true friends and troopers to have come and played in what was definitely not our best year for weather. Mother Nature’s wrath did not deter us, for we are a group that is undeterable! Hope to see you May 29, 2016!