After the rain stopped just in time and the sun broke through the clouds, the 20th Annual Providence Classic Golf Tournament provided an exciting day of fun, fellowship and fundraising for Providence students.
A total of $66,016.55 was raised by a combination of 32 tournament sponsorships, a silent auction, hole-in-one supporters, a raffle draw and a sell-out of registrations. Those funds, says Cody Quiring, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, will be designated to Providence students, via scholarships, through the Providence Fund.
“We’d like to send out a big thank-you to all golfers, sponsors and volunteers who made the 20th Annual Golf Classic an enormous success,” said Quiring. “It was a fantastic day right fom the start as we saw the rain stop, the clouds part and the sun begin to shine as registration began. What a blessing!”
Steve Loney, Indigenous & Community Relations Liaison at TransCanada, was also glad for the timely turn in weather. “The sun is shining over my right shoulder. We just cued it,” he said during the pre-tournament lunch. “It was raining on the way in, but we knew it was going to be a great day.” He added: “TransCanada is proud to be partnered with Providence for this amazing event.”
Following the barbecue lunch, the golfers played 18 holes and also participated in numerous games and contests throughout the afternoon. The raffle and silent auction winners were announced during a dinner of chicken and ribs. For the second Providence Classic in succession the Guenther foursome claimed the trophy.
Don Streuber, Executive Chairman of Bison Transport and head of the IMPACT 2020 Campaign Committee, underlined the importance of supporting students. “We’re excited to support Providence and the students and the outcome that they provide, which is leaders for many, many organizations,” he said. “Bison Transport is proud to be the title sponsor of the tournament this year.”
“It was a great day,” added Providence President Dr. David Johnson. “Thank-you to the sponsors and golfers for helping us have a great golf tournament and supporting 50 scholarships for our students.”