Car dealers drive for charity

The New Car Dealers of Vernon drove home a substantial donation for the Okanagan Rail Trail and the Upper Room Mission's Healthy Start Program.

The 24th annual New Car Dealers of Vernon Fun in the Sun Charity Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 11 at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club, raising just over $14,000.

More than 90 golfers turned out for the event.

“We are all passionate about the rail trail for our community,” said Pat Loehndorf of Bannister Honda, president of the New Car Dealers Association of Vernon, “And helping kids who need to eat so they can potentially do better at school was such an easy choice.”

There was a three-way tie for first place with a score of 11 under par however team Bannister GM clinched it, after the tie breaking rules were applied, with players Chris Beaton, Dave Jones, Stacey Restiaux and Scott Young.

The New Car Dealers Association of Vernon is made up of Bannister GM, Bannister Honda, Hilltop Subaru, Vernon Nissan, Vernon Hyundai, Vernon Toyota, Vernon Volkswagen and Watkin Motors Ford.

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