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Seymour Invitational supports crisis services

NORTH Vancouver's Seymour Golf and Country Club hosted its 2011 Charity Invitational tournament on July 7.

NORTH Vancouver's Seymour Golf and Country Club hosted its 2011 Charity Invitational tournament on July 7.

Sponsored by a who's who of North Shore and Lower Mainland businesses, this year's tournament was dedicated to raising funds for the North Shore Crisis Services Society's Hope for Families program.

In addition, a number of Seymour members donated $100 to become "hole sponsors" and had their names attached to specific holes.

A tournament committee of 25 people worked for 10 months to organize the event and there were 50 volunteers on the ground the day of the tournament itself.

The theme for this year's tournament, which saw 112 women participate, was "Butterflies Fore Hope," with everyone on course decorated with butterflies in all sizes and colours. The 8: 30 a.m. shotgun start was followed by a buffet luncheon at 2: 30 p.m.

The two-best-ball-per-foursome format meant that the two low-net scores per foursome were recorded and the team of Karen Young, Karen Samson, Donna Hoskins and Cindy Brown were this year's winners. Each received a sleeve of golf balls and $110 gift certificate.

In addition to the tournament, there was a hole in one contest to win a 2011 Hyundai Accent, a raffle, a silent auction with over 100 items and a live auction for an autographed Henrik Sedin hockey jersey.

This year's Seymour Invitational raised $32,000 to help North Shore families living in need. Since the tournament's inception, Seymour members have raised over $420,000 for North Shore charities including Emily Murphy House, the Alzheimer's Society, the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre, the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and the North Shore Hospice.

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