2018 RE/MAX Charity Golf Classic Recap

The 2018 RE/MAX Charity Golf Classic at Deer Valley Golf Club provided a fun-filled day that raised funds for Saskatchewan's maternal and children's healthcare. Source: Jeremy Cossette.

August 23, 2018

The 13th annual RE/MAX Charity Golf Classic is in the books as the event wrapped up on August 16.

Despite mild smoky conditions, the weather was perfect for the players to get out of the office for the day and take in the breathtaking view at the Deer Valley Golf Club; all while raising funds for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation's mission is to raise funds to enhance maternal and children's healthcare in Saskatchewan along with the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. The Foundation's pillars include family-centered care, equipment and technology enhancements, and research and innovation.

Tanner Braaten, a manager of development and engagement for the Foundation, attended the event for the first time this year as a representative of the organization.

"RE/MAX agents across Canada dedicate countless resources and time to volunteering and giving back in their local communities, [and] it is these efforts that have made RE/MAX one of the Children's Miracle Network's largest partners," Braaten said. "RE/MAX Crown Real Estate has been integral to the support of the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital."

To start off the day, attendees were treated to a barbecue lunch during the registration process, and then fired up the golf carts to hit the links at 1 p.m.

Not only did attendees play a round of golf, some sponsors also set up booths with goodies and games at various holes to ensure players were having a good time, even when they were waiting to tee off.

Following the tournament, all the participants gathered in the clubhouse for a fantastic ribs and chicken dinner along with a silent auction to further raise funds.

Normally a Champion Child from the Foundation addresses those in attendance, but unfortunately this year's Child, Payton, was unable to attend the event. On June 7, she received a bone marrow transplant, and has been in Calgary undergoing daily visits for checkups at the hospital.

We concluded the night's program by announcing the silent auction winners, and doing the cheque presentation. With the help of everyone involved, we were able to raise over $22 thousand for the Foundation. Additionally, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), through its CP Has Heart program, matched the donation for a total of over $44 thousand!

Update: As of September, the total donation amount has increased to over $50 thousand.

"Saskatchewan is one of two provinces in Canada not served by [a] dedicated children's hospital," Braaten said. "[The Golf Classic] was a fantastic event where we saw the community come together through the sport of golf as a way to support the healthcare of Saskatchewan children and families."

Great work everyone!

We would also like to thank the following sponsors for helping us make the tournament such a success:

Major Sponsors:
Affinity Credit Union; Noble Johnston & Associates; WestJet; Deer Valley Golf Course

Corporate Sponsors:
Affinity Credit Union; Noble Johnston & Associates; Olive Waller Zinkhan & Waller; Brian Hillier, GFL; Leader-Post; Gary Leontowicz; Luxe Curb and Edging; Gina Benning, the Mortgage Group; Tim Kelly, A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections; Scott Predenchuk Real Estate Professional Corp.; BMW Regina; Curtis Beaudry, Capital Home Inspections; Halter Media; Global Transportation Hub; Cogent Chartered Professional; Accountants LLP

Competition Hole Sponsors:
Meriel Gordon, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; The Craig Adam Real Estate Team; Deer Valley Juniors; Dilawri BMW

Hole Sponsors
Hipperson Construction; Gebert Signs; RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty; Crown Appraisals; RE/MAX Commercial; Kristy Ehman, Utopia Designs; Verico Crown Mortgage Services; TCU Financial Group; AAA Solid Foundations; Taylor Toyota; Scott Predenchuk Real Estate Professional Corp.

Lunch Sponsors:
Meriel Gordon and Terrie Dunand, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate

Special Thank You to:
Western Litho - water; Centennial Food Services - lunch meat sponsor; Save on Foods - lunch sponsor; COBS Bread - lunch sponsor; Jayne Zaplitney - Collins; Agi Fahlmann; Ambassador Coffee - coffee; Tracy Rowan; Michelle Blaser; Mercedes-Benz Regina - shuttles

Silent Auction Items Donated By:
2018 CP Women's Open; Ryan Spriggs, Spriggs Inspections; Toshiba Business Solutions, Cliff Kohuch; WestJet; GA Committee, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; FabuTan; Crystal Frei, i-Lashed Regina; Molson Coors; Kelly Osmak; Cathedral Investment Corp.; Visions Electronics; S Media; Budget Blinds

Prizes Donated By:
Kim Oberthier, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; Stacy Prokopiuk, Campari; Crystal Frei, Leader-Post; SaskMilk; Regina Pats; Greko's; Michelle Laube, RE/MAX Joyce Tourney Realty; Visions Electronics; GA Committee, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; SGI; Affinity Credit Union; Ben Moss Jewelers; Global Property Inspections; RE/MAX Western Canada; Cogent Chartered Professional Accountant LLP; Craig Adam and Deborah Duncan, Craig Adam Real Estate Team; Carl's Jr.; Mosaic Company; Capital Cares, Capital Auto Mall; Greenman Tree Company; Corrine Boivin-Englund, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; The Wine Cellar; Pepsi Co.; Molson Coors; S Media; Kelly Osmak, Cathedral Investment Corp.; Ramona Miazga & Kirk Kozan, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate; Charmaine Styles, Outlaw Trail Spirits; Rohit Group
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