The Lacoka Girls Hockey Association will host its second annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Ponoka Golf Club Aug. 19 and its already proven to be better than last year. File photo

Lacoka female hockey getting great support

Female hockey in Ponoka, Lacombe generating funds to help out while creating some fun times too

Having a ball is getting a new meaning this week as hockey and golf get combined.

Lacoka Female Hockey is hosting its second annual golf tournament Aug. 19 at the Ponoka Golf Club and the event is already looking better than the inaugural event.

“We have about 22 teams and our hope is to just keep the ball rolling,” said Justin Grabo, organizer.

“Last year, a lot of our success came through word of mouth. Everyone had great fun and the support was wonderful in spite of the economic situation.”

As for this year, Grabo explained the community support has once again shone through with nearly all of the hole sponsorships taken and an increase in teams. That said, anyone interested in a sponsorship as well as would be willing to donate any items for the auction would be more than welcome.

In addition, more golfers of any calibre are also welcome with the cost to enter $125 each for the four-person scramble with a shotgun start set for 1 p.m.

“The main thing is to go out there and have fun and there are different prizes on various holes for a variety of quirky, fun things,” he said.

The price includes 18 holes, a cart, a wonderfully catered steak supper and an opportunity to walk off with a diamond ring in a unique raffle.

“A generous supporter has donated a beautiful diamond ring, which we will sell raffle tickets on and then determine the winner through a reverse draw at the dinner,” stated Grabo.

“From all the tickets, we’ll pick 10 and those ones will come up and given a chance to auction off their ticket to someone else. If they decide to do that, they keep half the proceeds and then the other person comes up and can do the same thing or go for the ring.”

Once all of the participants are set, a draw of the tickets will take place with the last person standing taking home the prize.

To get in on the golf, provide a donation or be a sponsor, call Grabo at (403) 506-9148 or email at justingrabo@gmail.com.

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