When we started this journey eight years ago, things seemed pretty straight forward. With your help, we’d put on the best golf tournament we possibly could every summer, and together we’d provide opportunity for kids across Northern Alberta and beyond to find a place in sports. Then came a pandemic, and a year where we couldn’t even gather at The Quarry, much less put a tee in the ground and enjoy each other’s spirit.
Our partners showed their dedication to the cause by leaving nearly every dollar with us. Golfers too, told us to keep their registrations, and we raised $100,000 last summer despite being forced to cancel the tournament.
Well, if you can be that resilient, so can we.
We’ll be back this summer in some form, and are diligently planning to put on the eighth annual Mark Spector Golf Classic. How many golfers? How big a banquet? Who knows, at this early time.
But our date is set for July 28, and the needs at Sport Central are still acute. Yes, kids sports have slowed to a halt. But when they return, in a rough economy, Sport Central projects to be busier and more needed than ever in our community.
Learning how to be a good teammate still makes for a better adult down the road, and the value for kids to play, make friends and learn the lessons that competition provides will never go away.
We’re all a product of our upbringing, and for us at Sport Central, that childhood was spent on the rinks, courts and fields of our various communities.
We’re here to make sure every child gets a chance to experience those life lessons. But we could never do it without you.