On Friday May 21, over 140 golfers and guests gathered at North Vancouver's Seymour Golf and Country Club for the third annual North Shore Mayors' Golf Tournament.
The weather cooperated as a small army of volunteers set the stage for this tremendous community event.
With the help of over 60 corporate sponsors, this year's tournament included a great day of golf, lunch and dinner as well as a silent and live auction with former West Vancouver Mayor Mark Sager shepherding the bidding.
Current mayors Pamela Goldsmith-Jones of West Vancouver, Darrell Mussatto of the City of North Vancouver and Richard Walton from the District of North Vancouver were also on hand to lend their support to the days' festivities.
Total net proceeds this year were $116,000. Of this total, $50,000 will go to the North Shore Middle Childhood Matters Project coordinated by North Shore Community Resources. The project provides after school activities for pre-teens and the increased funding will allow the number of schools involved to expand from six to twelve or more.
The remaining funds go to the North Shore Community Foundations' Mayors' Trust Fund and the West Vancouver Community Foundation's Mayors' Fund where the annual income generated by the funds goes to smaller community projects.
Since its inception 3 years ago, the Mayors' Golf Tournament has generated a total of $348,000, all of which is used for community projects in North and West Vancouver. Mark it on your calendar for 2011.