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Creston RCMP raising Cops for Kids funds with golf tournament

Tee up and help the Creston RCMP detachment raise funds for the Cops for Kids program on June 14, said Const. Wally Bursey...
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The Cops for Kids rode into Creston on Sept. 11

Tee up and help the Creston RCMP detachment raise funds for the Cops for Kids program on June 14, said Const. Wally Bursey.

Bursey will be riding on the annual Cops for Kids bicycle tour through southeastern B.C. in September and he is organizing a golf tournament at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay to help raise funds.

“The ten-day ride is grueling at times, and takes us over two mountain passes and through the communities that we serve,” he said. “It is also a constant reminder of whom we ride for and that although we might have a tough day riding, it is nothing compared to the challenges that the children and their families face.”

Cops for Kids are RCMP members from communities throughout the Southern Interior who are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.

“Since the charitable foundation was formed in 2001, our signature event, the Cops for Kids ride, has given us an opportunity to bring awareness and showcase our generous sponsors,” Bursey said. “They have provided much-needed funds to continue our pledge to assist children in crisis.”

The Cops for Kids golf tournament will be a Texas scramble, with the first group teeing off at 12:30 p.m. Prizes, a raffle and a silent auction will be included. A $79 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, shared power cart and barbecue dinner.

Rooms are available at the resort at a special tournament rate of $89. Partici-pants who stay can play the next day for $59, which includes 18 holes and a shared cart.

For more information or to register for the tournament, call Bursey at 250-428-3677 or Const. Charlotte Joa at 250-428-9313.

Cops for Kids is a registered charity that issues tax receipts for donations of more than $25. More information can be found at www.copsforkids.org.