Jul 4, 2012 / 12:21 pm
It was a hole in one for the BCSPCA this June as two Okanagan golf tournaments raised money for the society.
The seventh annual BCSPCA Charity Golf Tournament took place June 22 and raised $76,000 for the Kelowna Shelter, exceeding the fundraising goal by a thousand dollars.
Then on the 24 of June the 2012 Bubba Open took place at Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club. The golfing event has taken place for the last four years and raises money for a local organization. Last year over 100 people attended and $600 was raised for the Kelowna SPCA.
This year the event once again raised money for the SPCA, but the tournament held a special meaning for Bubba Open Organizer Ken Coles. This May, Coles' family dog 'Keisha' passed away, Coles had originally adopted Keisha from the SPCA 16 years ago, and he wanted to hold the fundraiser in her memory.
Coles knows first hand the joy animals can bring to families and believes all animals deserve a second chance at a new beginning, but they need community support to make it all happen.
The Bubba Open managed to make a significant jump in profits from last year's fundraiser, bringing in $2300 for the Kelowna Shelter.
Kristin Mazuren of the Kelowna SPCA says Coles did a great job with his golf tournament and the shelter truly appreciates his support.
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