The Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament in support of Abbotsford Community Services takes place Tuesday, June 25. Golf spots are sold out, but tickets are still available for the dinner that follows.

The Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament in support of Abbotsford Community Services takes place Tuesday, June 25. Golf spots are sold out, but tickets are still available for the dinner that follows.

Jake Virtanen to host Abbotsford Community Services’ charity golf tournament

Event on Tuesday, June 25 raises money for more than 90 programs

Vancouver Canuck Jake Virtanen is hosting the third annual charity golf tournament for Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) on Tuesday, June 25.

Virtanen was inspired to become more involved after he and his dad, Rainer, golfed in last year’s event as guests of sponsor Magnusson Ford.

“It’s an honour to be able to give back to my community by partnering with a great organization like Abbotsford Community Services,” Virtanen said.

“They have been active in my community for 50 years now, and help thousands of local people every year.”

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The Jake Virtanen Charity Golf Tournament takes place at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club (35997 McKee Rd.) and is followed by a dinner at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre (36035 North Parallel Rd.).

Funds raised will support the more than 90 programs at ACS, including services for families, youth and seniors.

As the tournament grows and gains support in the community, ACS hopes to exceed the $28,000 raised from last year’s tournament.

“Whether you’re a sponsor, golfer or volunteer, it’s a wonderful way to support ACS programs that enrich the lives of others,” said Steve Carlton, ACS board president.

Golf spots are sold out but tickets for the dinner, as well as sponsorship opportunities, are available online at acsgolf.ca, or contact Janis Mitchell at 604-743-0409 or golf@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

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