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Charity golf supports bridge

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Almost $15,000 raised in past three years for bridge - hoping to raise more in 2018!

South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament to support project to build new pedestrian trail bridge

Thirteenth annual charitable golf tournament is to take place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club east of Exeter

The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament has chosen to donate net proceeds from this year’s charity golf tourney to the community project to build a new pedestrian trail bridge on the South Huron Trail.

The community golf tournament, now hosted by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation, has raised more than $50,000 for the South Huron Trail over the fundraising event’s history dating back more than a dozen years. The golf tournament has raised $14,379 since 2015 towards the construction of Jones Bridge. The 2018 FUNdraiser will continue to support this project, the organizing committee announced. “The South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament organizing committee is proud to support the Pedestrian Trail Bridge Project again this year,” said Bob Radtke, Chairman of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF). “The construction of Jones Bridge will help to make our community safer and more active.”

The 13th Annual South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club at 70969 Morrison Line, two kilometres (about one mile) east of Exeter, just south of Highway 83. To learn more and to register visit southhurontrail.com or call Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a ‘shotgun’ start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament has a Texas Scramble format. Lunch is included for those who register and lunch begins at about 1 p.m. 

The cost for a team of four is about $360. Singles are welcome and will be placed on a team. Their registration cost is $90. The $90 price of registration includes golf, cart, and lunch.

Persons who want to attend lunch only can register for lunch at a cost of $25.

The cost for golf for a junior golfer is only $25. Junior golfers (16 and under – accompanied by an adult on their team) are welcome.

The golf tournament includes a hole-in-one contest with a $20,000 prize. The hole-in-one contest is on hole #15 and is sponsored by John Godbolt.

The first 60 paid registrations receive a complimentary bottle of wine (excluding those not of legal drinking age).

The golf tournament committee welcomes event sponsors.

A new pedestrian bridge would be located west of Morrison Line and link the north and south sides of the South Huron Trail so people would not have to walk beside vehicle traffic on the roadway over Morrison Dam in order to enjoy both sections of the trail. The creation of a pedestrian bridge would give people a safer, more scenic alternative to walking on the road. The new bridge is to be suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, strollers, wheelchairs, and the South Huron Trail Mobile (for people with limited mobility). The community has pledged or donated $180,000 to date and a fundraising campaign hopes to raise another $110,000 to make the bridge dream a reality in 2018. To learn more, or to donate, visit abca.ca.

PHOTO CAPTION: South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament organizing committee announces support for Pedestrian Trail Bridge Project: Members of the South Huron Trail Fundraiser Golf Tournament organizing committee include (from left to right in photo) Lorne Rideout; Al Taylor; and Rob Snell (who were all among the original members of the trail golf tournament organizing committee more than a dozen years ago); and Dave Crockett, a director with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF); Bob Radtke, Chairman, ABCF; and Brian Horner, General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). The golf tournament has raised more than $50,000 for the South Huron Trail over its history. Almost $15,000 of that has been in support of the project to build a new pedestrian trail bridge. The organizing committee has announced that net proceeds from this year’s tournament, the 13th charity golf tourney, will also be in support of the project to build Jones Bridge, for a safer, more active community.

 
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